Premier League announce TV picks for January

Manchester United’s trip to Liverpool pushed back to prime-time Super Sunday slot while Chelsea’s visit by Manchester City is also picked out by Sky Sports as Premier League announce TV picks for January

  • Television selections for January have been announced by the Premier League
  • Sky Sports and BT Sports have dominated, while Amazon Prime got one match
  • Manchester United and Manchester City have both seen away games moved 

Sky Sports have pushed Manchester United’s trip to Anfield on January 17 back to their prime Super Sunday slot as part of their TV selections for January.

The Premier League revealed the selections by Sky Sports and BT Sports for the month of January on Tuesday afternoon.

Amazon Prime Video were allocated one game as they prepare to show West Ham take on Burnley on January 16.   

Manchester United and Manchester City have both had key matches moved due to TV picks

Manchester United’s trip to face Liverpool at Anfield has been moved back by Sky Sports

West Ham face an earlier trip north to Everton as David Moyes return to Goodison has been brought forward a day to 5.30pm on January 1.

The New Years Day action continues with Manchester United against Aston Villa now kicking off at 8pm on that Friday night.  

The first Sky Sports Super Sunday of 2021 is a triple-header.

Burnley’s visit by Fulham is the early game, Newcastle against Leicester follows before two title contenders collide when Chelsea face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in a 4.30pm kick-off.

West Ham’s home game with Burnley on January 16 is the only game given to Amazon Prime


Friday January 1

17:30 Everton v West Ham (BT Sport)

20:00 Man Utd v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

Saturday January 2

12:30 Tottenham v Leeds (BT Sport)

15:00 Crystal Palace v Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports)

17:30 Brighton v Wolves (Sky Sports)

20:00 West Brom v Arsenal (BT Sport)

Sunday January 3

12:00 Burnley v Fulham (Sky Sports)

14:15 Newcastle v Leicester (Sky Sports)

16:30 Chelsea v Man City (Sky Sports)

Monday January 4

20:00 Southampton v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

*Matchweek 18 fixtures have been split between January 12-14 and January 19-21 and are signified by an asterisk.

Tuesday January 12

18:00 Sheff Utd v Newcastle (Sky Sports)*

20:15 Wolves v Everton (Sky Sports)*

Wednesday January 13

18:00 Man City v Brighton (BT Sport)*

20:15 Aston Villa v Spurs (Sky Sports)*

Thursday January 14

20:00 Arsenal v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)*

Friday January 15

20:00 Fulham v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Saturday January 16

12:30 Wolves v West Brom (BT Sport)

15:00 Leeds v Brighton (Sky Sports)

15:00 West Ham v Burnley (Amazon Prime)

17:30 Aston Villa v Everton (Sky Sports)

20:00 Leicester v Southampton (BT Sport)

Sunday January 17

14:00 Sheff Utd v Spurs (Sky Sports)

16:30 Liverpool v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

19:15 Man City v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Monday January 18

20:00 Arsenal v Newcastle (Sky Sports)

Tuesday January 19

18:00 West Ham v West Brom (BT Sport)*

20:15 Leicester v Chelsea (Sky Sports)*

Wednesday January 20

18:00 Leeds v Southampton (Sky Sports)*

20:15 Fulham v Man Utd (BT Sport)*

Thursday January 21

20:00 Liverpool v Burnley (Sky Sports)*

Tuesday January 26

18:00 Brighton v Fulham (BT Sport)

18:00 Newcastle v Leeds (BT Sport)

20:15 Southampton v Arsenal (BT Sport)

20:15 West Brom v Man City (BT Sport)

Wednesday January 27

18:00 Burnley v Aston Villa (BT Sport)

18:00 Chelsea v Wolves (BT Sport)

19:30 Crystal Palace v West Ham (BT Sport)

20:15 Everton v Leicester City (BT Sport)

20:15 Man Utd v Sheff Utd (BT Sport)

Thursday January 28

20:00 Spurs v Liverpool (BT Sport)

Saturday January 30

12:30 Everton v Newcastle (BT Sport)

17:30 Arsenal v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

20:00 Southampton v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

Sunday January 31

14:00 Brighton v Spurs (moved due to Spurs playing on Thursday)

14:00 Leicester v Leeds (Sky Sports)

16:30 West Ham v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

The standout game both broadcasters would have wanted is Manchester United’s trip to face current champions Liverpool. 

Jose Mourinho was sacked at United after losing at Anfield and given the dislike between the two sets of supporters it is a game that is always circled when the calendar is released. 

In the first half of the month, Sky Sports will show 12 of the 16 matches, with BT Sport handed Everton vs West Ham on January 1, Tottenham vs Leeds and West Brom vs Arsenal on January 2, and Manchester City vs Brighton on January 13.

In the second half of the month the dominance flips with BT getting 15 matches live and exclusive, including Tottenham vs Liverpool on January 28 at 8pm.   

Tottenham are box office and have had a home game vs Liverpool moved to a Thursday night

Boxing Day sees four games on BT Sport at two time points – a 6pm slot and an 8.15pm slot. 

Brighton against Fulham and Newcastle hosting Leeds are the two early games while Arsenal’s trip to Southampton and Manchester City going to the Hawthorns to face West Brom complete the late game options. 

Tottenham against Liverpool has been moved to an 8pm slot on Thursday, January 28. 

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