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Fixtures announced

13 June 2019

The Premier League fixtures were announced on Thursday morning with the Blades kicking off the campaign with a visit to AFC Bournemouth.

United also end the season with a long trip south, to face Southampton.

The first home game is on Saturday 17th August with Crystal Palace the visitors.

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With the release of the 2019/20 Premier League fixtures, supporters can begin their planning for the season ahead. Fans are reminded that throughout the campaign there will be alterations to the fixtures.

Match dates can change for a variety of reasons, including live TV broadcast selections and to accommodate matches in European and domestic cup competitions. For this reason, Premier League fixtures are always advertised as being subject to change.

You can manage all the fixture changes by downloading the Premier League digital calendar.
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Below are the approximate dates for when the announcements on matches that have been selected for live TV broadcast will be made.

  • August to September - 5th July
  • October - 6th August
  • November - 16th September
  • December to January - 11th October
  • February - 14th December
  • March - 24th January
  • April - 21th February
  • May - 3rd April
  • (Round 38 matches selected after all clubs played 37 matches)

In addition, after an agreement in June 2018 between The Football Association, the Premier League and EFL, the 2019/20 Premier League season will be the first to feature a mid-season player break.

The Premier League will split one round of matches in February over two weekends, with five matches on the weekend commencing 8th February 2020 and five on the weekend commencing 15th February.

All five matches on each weekend will be broadcast live in the UK. The split of the matches will be decided when the UK broadcast picks for the month of February 2020 are announced.

The approximate date for this announcement is 14th December 2019.

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Further information which should prove useful for Blades fans includes...

Key Dates

  • Premier League opening day - Saturday 10th August
  • International break - 7th/8th & 12th/13th September
  • Carabao Cup third round - 24th/25th September
  • International break - 12th/13th October
  • International break - 16th/17th November
  • FA Cup third round - 4th January 2020
  • Premier League final day - 17th May 2020

How Premier League fixtures determined?

The Premier League consists of 380 matches, the dates for international breaks, European club competitions and FA Cup competitions are all considered when formulating the dates to play league matches. A fixture computer decides our fate.

Premier League clubs cannot play more than two home or away games, however, this can be altered due to rearranged fixtures. Before release the 2019/20 league fixtures were reviewed by the British Transport Police and the association of Chief Police Officers.

Who will be broadcasting on TV and online?

128 matches will be broadcast by Sky Sports, including:

  • 32 matches at 5.30pm on a Saturday
  • 8 matches at 7.45pm on a Saturday
  • 32 matches at 2pm on a Sunday
  • 32 matches at 4.30pm on a Sunday
  • 24 matches at 8pm on a Monday between 7.30pm and 8pm on a Friday

BT Sport will broadcast 52 matches, including:

  • 32 matches at 12.30pm on a Saturday
  • 15 matches from two midweek fixture programmes
  • 5 matches from the split weekend created by the mid-season winter break

Amazon Prime Video will broadcast 20 matches, 10 over a Bank Holiday - expected to be Boxing Day - and 10 over a midweek schedule.

Additionally, there are numerous broadcast deals from around the world as the Premier League is broadcast to one billion homes in 189 countries.

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