August on BT Sport: The Premier League return, UEFA Super Cup, UFC 265 and the British Grand Prix

Alongside the start of the 2021/22 Premier League season, BT Sport will also be showing the UEFA Super Cup, UFC 265, the British Grand Prix and much, much more.

Published: 30 July 2021 - 5.10pm

We might be entering the final throes of summer but the action is set to hot up this August on BT Sport.

We've got the return of the Premier League, Chelsea in UEFA Super Cup action, a heavyweight headline act at UFC 265, the British Grand Prix from Silverstone, plus plenty more cricket heading your way from the West Indies.

Read on for a full rundown of the sensational events you can’t afford to miss this month.

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The Premier League is back! 

BT Sport kick off a brand new season in the English top flight on Saturday 14 August when Man Utd welcome bitter rivals Leeds to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished a distant second to Man City last season, but the Red Devils have spent big in the transfer market as they look to bridge the gap at the top of the table.

In have come Jadon Sancho, with World Cup-winning defender Raphael Varane set to partner Harry Maguire at centre back following his imminent move from Real Madrid.

United will be looking to get off to a flying start this term with a win over a Leeds side who impressed on their long-awaited return to the top flight.

Marcelo Bielsa guided his side to a ninth-placed finish in their first Premier League season since 2003/04 and won the hearts and minds of neutrals with their high-octane playing style.

Our second live game of the new season comes from Anfield where Liverpool will continue their quest to reclaim their Premier League crown against Burnley.

Having endured a torrid campaign dogged by injuries to key players, the Reds will be able to call upon fit-again duo Virgil van Dijk and captain Jordan Henderson for their first home game of the season.

It will be Burnley's first visit to Anfield since they ended Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten home record back in January and Sean Dyche's men will be out to cause another major upset come Saturday 21 August.

We have another huge game on Saturday 28 August when Man City's title defence will come under a stern test against an Arsenal side looking to put memories of a dismal 2020/21 campaign behind them.

Pep Guardiola’s men claimed a third league title in four years after recovering from a slow start to finish 12 points ahead of closest contenders Man Utd.

Defeat in the Champions League final to Chelsea was a sour note but it was a remarkable campaign for City nonetheless who were head and shoulders above the competition for large swathes of the season.

Arsenal, meanwhile, endured a torrid season despite winning their last five matches of the season to finish eighth.

Failing to qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years demonstrated how far the Gunners fell last season under Mike Arteta and the Spaniard will be under pressure to get off to a good start this term.

Man Utd v Leeds

Date

Saturday 14 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Liverpool v Burnley

Date

Saturday 21 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Man City v Arsenal

Date

Saturday 28 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Fixture

Date

Time

Channel

Man Utd v Leeds

Saturday 14 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Liverpool v Burnley

Saturday 21 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Man City v Arsenal

Saturday 28 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

UEFA Super Cup: Chelsea v Villarreal

This year's traditional curtain raiser to the European football season sees Champions League winners Chelsea take on Europa League victors Villarreal.

The Blues won the Champions League for the second time with a fully-deserved victory over Man City in an all-Premier League confrontation in Porto.

Thomas Tuchel got the better of counterpart Guardiola for the third time since succeeding sacked Frank Lampard in January, to bring European club football's biggest prize back to Stamford Bridge for the first time since 2012.

Villarreal booked their place at Belfast's Windsor Park with a dramatic penalty shootout victory over Man Utd as David De Gea missed the decisive spot kick to hand the Spanish giants their first-ever piece of European silverware.

The clash sees Villarreal manager Unai Emery take on Chelsea for the first time since losing to them in the 2019 Europa League final as Arsenal manager.

Will the Spaniard exact revenge or will Chelsea add more silverware to their trophy cabinet?

Chelsea v Villarreal

Date

Wednesday 11 August

Time

7.15pm (8pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

Fixture

Date

Time

Channel

Chelsea v Villarreal

Wednesday 11 August

7.15pm (8pm KO)

BT Sport 1HD & Ultimate

UFC 265: Derrick Lewis vs Ciryl Gane

There's plenty for fight fans to get their teeth into this month, including a blockbuster heavyweight encounter between KO-specialist Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane.

Houston’s own Lewis (25-7) will be aiming to put on a show for his hometown fans and secure the interim heavyweight gold!

The record holder for most knockouts in UFC heavyweight history with 12, Lewis comes in on the back of four straight wins, most recently against Curtis Blaydes, and has his eyes on champion Francis Ngannou.

He now looks to secure the overall knockout record for the UFC by becoming the first man to finish Gane and then move on to once again vanquish Ngannou for the undisputed crown.

Paris-born Gane (9-0)) competes in the shortest turnaround of his MMA career as the third-ranked fighter in the division puts his unbeaten record on the line.

A professional in MMA for less than three years, Gane has had a meteoric rise through the heavyweight division, spurred on by dynamic victories over Junior Dos Santos, Don’Tale Mayes and most recently Alexander Volkov.

Gane now looks to show off his ever-improving skillset by defeating Lewis to set up a future clash with champion and former training partner Ngannou.

And that's not all fight fans can look forward to, check out what else we have in store from the octagon this August!

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Stricland

Date

Sunday 2 August

Time

Midnight

Channel

BT Sport 1HD

UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane

Date

Sunday 8 August

Time

1am

Channel

BT Sport 1HD

UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum

Date

Sunday 22 August

Time

1am

Channel

BT Sport 1HD

Event

Date

Time

Channel

UFC Fight Night: Hall vs Stricland

Sunday 2 August

Midnight

BT Sport 1HD

UFC 265: Lewis vs Gane

Sunday 8 August

1am

BT Sport 1HD

UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs Gastelum

Sunday 22 August

1am

BT Sport 1HD

MotoGP: Including British Grand Prix

Frenchman Fabio Quartararo will be looking to extend his lead in the riders' championship when MotoGP returns after a month-long summer break. 

Quartararo has a 34-point lead over countryman Johann Zarco with three races pencilled in for August.

The action resumes on Friday 6 August, with two back-to-back race weekends in Austria at the iconic Spielberg Red Bull Ring. 

Our coverage for the month concludes with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, in what is one of the most eagerly-anticipated events in the race calendar.

With news that Cal Crutchlow will return to race in front of a home crowd, the bank holiday weekend is one not to miss for bike fans!

For full details of our coverage of all three races, with every session from all three classes available live, check out our What's On page.

West Indies cricket

Our cricket coverage continues with the remainder of West Indies’ T20 clashes against Pakistan before attention turns to the Test format in mid-August.

Having beaten Australia 3-1 in their T20 series, the tourists exacted revenge in the 50-over form of the game, taking a 2-1 series victory with a six-wicket win in their third and final ODI.

Kieron Pollard’s side are one of the favourites for the T20 World Cup later in the year and the Windies will be looking to maintain momentum in the shortest form of the game by closing out a four-match series with Pakistan.

West Indies v Pakistan - 3rd & 4th T20s

Dates

August 1 & 3

Time

3.45pm

Channel

BT Sport 1HD

West Indies v Pakistan - 1st Test

Dates

August 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

Time

3.45pm

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & 3HD

West Indies v Pakistan - 2nd Test

Dates

August 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24

Time

3.45pm

Channel

BT Sport 1HD & 2HD

Event

Dates

Time

Channel

West Indies v Pakistan - 3rd & 4th T20s

August 1 & 3

3.45pm

BT Sport 1HD

West Indies v Pakistan - 1st Test

August 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16

3.45pm

BT Sport 1HD & 3HD

West Indies v Pakistan - 2nd Test

August 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24

3.45pm

BT Sport 1HD & 2HD

Later in August, attention returns to red-ball action as West Indies' summer of cricket comes to a close with a two-match Test series against Pakistan.

Jason Holder's men have had mixed fortunes in the longest form of the game in recent years and will be looking to put in a respectable display with England set to tour the Caribbean in March next year.

Stay across all our cricket via our What's On page

And much, much more...

There's WWE with regular SmackDown, RAW and NXT shows, plus a host of action from across the pond as we bring you all the biggest MLB games.

Tennis fans can look forward to UK Pro League action from the courts, while there's plenty for motorsport fans to rev their engines for, as BT Sport bring you World Rally Championship, FIM CEV Repsol and Speedway.