The Best of 2011/2012 Premier League Fixtures

Make Sure You Catch All The Premier League Action On Sky Sports This Season!

After one of the most exciting Premier League seasons ever last year, we are now only 8 days away from being captivated again by the World’s best league and as ever Sky Sports will be there to bring us the best of the action.

Manchester United of course will be aiming to retain their Premier League title which they reclaimed in such an exciting manner last season. The Champions begin their defence away to Roy Hodgson’s West Brom on Super Sunday on Sunday 14th August and the only place where you can see that game live is on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky 3D. Coverage will start at around 3.30pm with the game itself kicking off at 4pm.

Despite looking an easy game on paper Hodgson’s team should not be underestimated and it’s worth remembering United were somewhat fortunate to come away with a win from this fixture last season. Ex-Reds keeper Ben Foster will be making his debut for the Albion in this one and whilst his old team mates at United will be wishing him well throughout the season, they will not want him to become an instant hero at their expense.

Just before United’s game at West Brom, last season’s runners up Chelsea kick of Sky Sports’ coverage this season with a tricky looking game against Stoke City who have always made life tough for the ‘big boys’ at the Britannia Stadium.

 It will be a challenging game first up for Andreas Villa-Boas in English Football you can rest assured that the likes of Ryan Shawcross and Robert Huth will certainly make life difficult for Didier Drogba and Fernando Torres first up. The only place to see this game is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1, coverage is due to start at 1.00pm with the game kicking off at 1.30pm.

Big spending Manchester City will certainly be aiming to push on this season and will almost certainly challenge for honours this season. Even with the likely departure of their enigmatic skipper Carlos Tevez, the arrival of his compatriot Sergio Aguero will certainly add even more star-power to City’s world-class team.

With greater players though comes greater pressure and it shall be interesting to see how City’s players will be able to handle the pressure of challenging for the Title alongside their maiden voyage in the Champions League this season. City face newly promoted Swansea City in the first Monday Night Football clash of the season. The only place to watch this game is on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky 3D on Monday 15th August. Kickoff is at 8pm with coverage due to start an hour earlier at 7pm.

Arsenal face a challenging season ahead and with long-term doubts over the futures of both Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri will want to prove the doubters wrong and make the headlines for the right reasons.

They can only do that by winning games of course. After a tough trip to Newcastle first up, the Gooners first game live on Sky Sports this season is a mouth-watering clash at home to Liverpool on Saturday 20th August.

Backed by new owners, Kenny Dalglish has certainly been busy in the transfer market and you can bet that Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez will certainly thrive playing off new signings Charlie Adam and Stewart Downing. Coverage of the game at the Emirates is due to start at 12pm with kick off at 12.45pm. This game is available on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky 3D.

Last but not least of the big sides this season are Harry Redknapp’s Totttenham Hotspur. After a tough game first up at home to David Moyes’ Everton, Spurs face a daunting trip to Old Trafford for their second game of the season against Manchester United on Monday 22nd August.

In the same fixture last season, Spurs certainly felt hard-done by as despite United winning 2-0, they sealed the game with a highly controversial goal by Nani and Harry’s men will be looking for revenge for sure. This will be the second Monday Night Football of the season and will be available to watch live on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky 3D, coverage begins at 7pm with kick-off at 8pm.

The day before that see’s Mancini’s City face a tough trip to local rivals Bolton where they won 2-0 on the final day of last season. Much more will be on the line this time out and Owen Coyle’s side would love to make an early dent in City’s title challenge. This Super Sunday can be seen live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1 with coverage starting at 3.30pm with the game kicking off at 4pm.

There are a number of early top of the table clashes early on in what many believe is an unparalleled start to the Premier League season.

Sunday 28th August see’s Manchester United host Arsenal at Old Trafford. Games between these two are always hard-fought. This Super Sunday game is available to watch on Sky Sports 1, Sky Sports HD1 and Sky 3D and coverage starts at 3.30pm with the game kicking off at 4pm.

Chelsea travel to Old Trafford three weeks later in what is surely to be the first real test for Villas-Boas in charge of the Blues. It really is the perfect Super Sunday game and can be seen live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1 on Sunday 18th September. Coverage is due to start at 3.30pm with the game kicking off at 4pm.

Just as the build-up to that game starts Spurs and Liverpool will face at White Hart Lane and coverage will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports HD1 from 1pm with the game kicking off at 1.30pm. Last season saw Spurs do the double over the Merseysiders and this will definite be a game Dalglish would love to win.

October will be kicking off with a bang with two big derby matches. The Merseyside derby will be on Saturday 1st at 12.45pm with the North London Derby taking place the following day on Super Sunday with kick off scheduled for 4pm. Both games will be seen on Sky Sports.

Other mouth-watering clashes that you can see only on Sky Sports and in HD include the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford (Sunday 23rd October), Chelsea v Arsenal (Saturday 29th October) and Liverpool v Manchester City (Sunday 27th November).

So in the battle for what is going to be another exciting and emotional rollercoaster-ride of a Premier League season ahead, the best place to catch all the action as always is of course Sky Sports!

Make Sure You Catch All The Premier League Action On Sky Sports This Season!