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Premier League TV picks: Merseyside derby among 17 games coming to BT Sport before the end of September
The Premier League season kicks off with a bang on BT Sport with an early midweek round of fixtures exclusively live across the network as part of 17 games announced before the end of September.
The Premier League campaign gets off to a flyer on BT Sport with viewers set to be treated to 17 games exclusively live over the opening weeks of the season.
Headlined by a cracking Merseyside derby at the start of September, our TV picks for the first eight gameweeks include a full midweek round of fixtures that will see every team feature across the BT Sport network.
Aston Villa vs Everton follows on from our opening week showdown between Fulham and Liverpool on BT Sport with former England midfield comrades Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard going head-to-head in the dugout for the first time in the Premier League.
The Villans have recruited impressively over the summer with the big name additions of Boubacar Kamara and Diego Carlos and will be looking to steal a march on an Everton side looking to avoid a repeat of last season's relegation dogfight.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte's decision to remain in north London this summer was rewarded with a substantial transfer kitty from chairman Daniel Levy and the Italian coach wasted no time in recruiting the likes of the Richarlison, Yves Bissouma and Ivan Perisic to bolster Spurs' ambitions of silverware.
Wolves, meanwhile, will want to show ambition to emulate a solid season under new manager Bruno Lage having finished 10th in the league last year.
Both the Saints and Red Devils have looked to be active in the transfer window so far with further incoming and outgoings expected before two much-changed sides meet on Matchday 4 of the new season on BT Sport.
Then we've got a biggie for you on Matchday 5 with every single game during an unusually early round of midweek fixtures exclusively live on BT Sport.
Leicester City vs Manchester United closes out Matchday 5 on Thursday 1st September - transfer deadline day - with our team bringing you up to date with all the last minute movers and shakers across the top flight before the window slams shut at 11pm.
Everton and Liverpool fans can circle Saturday 3rd September in the diary as one of the league's oldest rivalries resumes when the Merseyside derby kicks off exclusively live on BT Sport.
Frank Lampard's men welcome Jurgen Klopp's title hopefuls to Goodison Park looking to pick up a win in front of the Toffees fans in this fixture for the first time in almost 12 years.
On Matchday 7 there's another derby coming your way too as newly-promoted Fulham take on west London neighbours Chelsea.
And Wolves return to BT Sport on Matchday 8 in the lunchtime kick-off when they take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.
For more information on the Premier League TV listings this season, including how you can watch every televised game on BT TV, click here.
|Saturday 6 August||Fulham vs Liverpool||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 13 August||Aston Villa vs Everton||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 20th August||Tottenham Hotspur vs Wolves||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 27th August||Southampton vs Man Utd||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Tuesday 30th August||Crystal Palace vs Brentford||7.30pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 3HD|
|Tuesday 30th August||Fulham vs Brighton & Hove Albion||7pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 4HD|
|Tuesday 30th August||Southampton vs Chelsea||7pm KO||7.15pm - BT Sport 2HD|
|Tuesday 30th August||Leeds vs Everton||8pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Wednesday 31st August||Man City vs Nottingham Forest||7.30pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 3HD|
|Wednesday 31st August||Arsenal vs Aston Villa||7.30pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 4HD|
|Wednesday 31st August||Bournemouth vs Wolves||7.30pm KO||7.15pm - BT Sport Extra 2HD|
|Wednesday 31st August||West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur||7.30pm KO||7.15pm - BT Sport 2HD|
|Wednesday 31st August||Liverpool vs Newcastle United||8pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Thursday 1 September||Leicester City vs Man Utd||8pm KO||7pm - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 3 September||Everton vs Liverpool||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 10 September||Fulham vs Chelsea||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|
|Saturday 17 September||Wolves vs Man City||12.30pm KO||11.30am - BT Sport 1HD & BT Sport Ultimate|