Last season's Premier League top four open up Sky Sports coverage

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Sky Sports will show all of last season's top four teams live on the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

Last season's top four will all feature on Sky Sports during the opening weekend of the Premier League season.

Arsenal will play host to Crystal Palace at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 16, while Liverpool and Manchester City will take on Southampton and Newcastle United respectively the day after.

Then, on Monday 18, Chelsea's trip to newly-promoted Burnley will be shown live by the broadcaster.

Those are four of 43 matches that Sky Sports will screen before the end of November. Among their selection are the Manchester and North London derbies, as well as Chelsea's away encounters against both of the Manchester clubs.

Sky Sports' live television fixtures

AUGUST
Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace - Sat 16 (5.30pm)
Liverpool vs. Southampton - Sun 17 (1.30pm)
Newcastle United vs Manchester City - Sun17 (4pm)
Burnley vs. Chelsea - Mon 18 (8pm)
Everton vs. Arsenal - Sat 23 (5.30pm)
Hull City vs. Stoke City - Sun 24 (1.30pm)
Sunderland vs. Manchester United - Sun 24 (4pm)
Manchester City vs. Liverpool - Mon 25 (8pm)
Everton vs. Chelsea - Sat (5.30pm)
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Liverpool - Sun 31 (1.30pm)
Leicester City vs. Arsenal - Sun 31 (4pm)

SEPTEMBER
Liverpool vs. Aston Villa - Sat 13 (5.30pm)
Manchester United vs. Queens Park Rangers - Sun 14 (4pm)
Hull City vs. West Ham United - Mon 15 (8pm)
West Ham United vs. Liverpool - Sat 20 (5.30pm)
Leicester City vs. Manchester United - Sun 21 (1.30pm)
Manchester City vs. Chelsea - Sun 21 (4pm)
Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Sat 27 (5.30pm)
West Bromwich Albion vs. Burnley - Sun 28 4pm
Stoke City vs. Newcastle United - Mon 29 (8pm)

OCTOBER
Aston Villa vs. Manchester City - Sat 4 (5.30pm)
Chelsea vs. Arsenal - Sun 5 (2.05pm)
West Ham United vs. Queens Park Rangers - Sun 5 (4.15pm)
Queens Park Rangers vs. Liverpool - Sun 19 (1.30pm)
Stoke City vs. Swansea City - Sun 19 (4pm)
West Bromwich Albion vs. Manchester United - Mon 20 (8pm)
Swansea City vs. Leicester City - Sat 25 (5.30pm)
Burnley vs. Everton - Sun 26 (1.30pm)
Manchester United vs. Chelsea - Sun 26 (4pm)
Queens Park Rangers vs. Aston Villa - Mon 27 (8pm)

NOVEMBER
Manchester City vs. Manchester United - Sun 2 (1.30pm)
Aston Villa vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Sun 2 (4pm)
Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland - Mon 3 (8pm)
Queens Park Rangers vs. Manchester City - Sat 8 (5.30pm)
West Bromwich Albion vs. Newcastle United - Sun 9 (1.30pm)
Swansea City vs. Arsenal - Sun 9 (4pm)
Arsenal vs. Manchester United - Sat 22 (5.30pm)
Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool - Sun 23 (1.30pm)
Hull City vs. Tottenham Hotspur - Sun 23 (4pm)
Aston Villa vs. Southampton - Mon 24 (8pm)
Sunderland vs. Chelsea - Sat 29 (5.30pm)
Southampton vs. Manchester City - Sun 30 (1.30pm)
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton - Sun 30 (4pm)

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