The Premier League 2015/16 TV broadcast schedule: A look at the opening months
August 13, 2015
The new EPL season is now firmly underway, with the broadcasting schedule for August and September having been finalised. There are certainly some mouth-watering fixtures scheduled for the next six weeks, with this weekend’s live games having already throwing up some drama to get the season started in earnest. From Manchester United’s tense 1-0 win against Tottenham to City’s 3-0 demolition of West Bromwich Albion on Monday night, EPL fans have enjoyed a thrilling opening.
The Schedule for August and September
The next live game in the EPL comes from Villa Park, as Tom Sherwood’s revamped squad takes on Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United. This is an intriguing contest, while it is also significant as it is the first ever Friday night encounter the Premier League. United lacked cohesion during their win at Old Trafford, while Villa will be confident of success after recording an impressive opening day victory at Bournemouth.
There is another heavyweight clash scheduled just two days later, as champions Chelsea travel to their closest rivals Manchester City in the 4.30pm kick-off on Sunday. This is a clash of titans in every way, as both clubs will be looking to stamp their initial authority on the title race. Having dropped points in the seasons’ opener at home against Swansea City, however, Chelsea will want to avoid and the ignominy of falling five points behind their rivals after just two games.
The best of the Rest in the EPL Schedule
In terms of September’s schedule, the first game to look out for is Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United at 5.30pm on Saturday, 12th September. This could be a key battle in the race for a Champions League place this season, and neither side will want to cede any initial ground this early in the competition. There are usually goals in this contest too, so we can expect plenty of goalmouth action and excitement for neutrals.
The following week, Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in the continuation of what is a challenging start to the new season for the reigning champions. Although the game itself is likely to be tense and cagey (as Jose Mourinho looks to avoid defeat during a difficult period), the tension and ongoing rivalry between the two managers is sure to provide some Box Office fireworks.