Premier League TV picks: BT Sport to show Man Utd v Leeds and Man City v Arsenal in opening month of new season

Man Utd, Leeds, Man City, Liverpool and Arsenal are all in action in August as the 2021/22 Premier League season begins in sensational style on BT Sport.

Published: 18 June 2021 - 2.57pm

The 2021/22 Premier League season begins with a bang on BT Sport, with three live matches in August.

Champions Man City, Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool and Leeds are among the clubs in action as the new season begins on your home of live football.

See below for BT Sport’s Premier League games in August:

Man Utd v Leeds

Date

Saturday 14 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

Liverpool v Burnley

Date

Saturday 21 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

Man City v Arsenal

Date

Saturday 28 August

Time

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

Channel

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

Fixture

Date

Time

Channel

Man Utd v Leeds

Saturday 14 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

Liverpool v Burnley

Saturday 21 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

Man City v Arsenal

Saturday 28 August

11.30am (12.30pm KO)

BT Sport 1 HD & Ultimate

BT Sport’s first game in the new season will be on Saturday 14 August when Man Utd welcome old rivals Leeds to Old Trafford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side finished a distant second behind Man City last season and were runners-up in the Europa League after a galling penalty shootout defeat to Villarreal.

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They’ll be looking to banish memories of Gdansk and 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 season in the top tier since 2003/04 and won the hearts and minds of neutrals with their high-octane playing style.

The Red Devils won this fixture 6-2 last season, but the reverse game at Elland Road ended goalless and Leeds will be eyeing a first win at Old Trafford since their famous FA Cup triumph in 2010.

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Our second live game of the new season comes from Anfield where Liverpool continue their quest to reclaim their Premier League crown at home to 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 August 21.

We have another huge game on Saturday 28 August when Man City begin their title defence 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.

Premier League 2021/22 fixtures

The fixtures for the new season have been released. More details can be found here.

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.