by Lee Hurley

After the debacle of fixtures being moved to stupid dates and times last season, you’d think the TV companies would learn.

Then you realise how daft that sounds.

The first raft of fixtures have been moved for TV and, once again, the away fans get little-to-no consideration.

Arsenal’s away fixture against Newcastle has been moved to a 12.45pm kickoff on Saturday 29th August (BT Sport) while Liverpool fans will be forced to travel to London on a Monday night for an 8pm kickoff on 24th August (Sky Sports).

The opening match of the Premier League will see Manchester United have to travel to London for a showdown with Spurs kicking off at 12.45pm whilst Everton travel to Chelsea for another 12.45 on Saturday 12th September. Spurs fans will have to travel to Manchester for their game against City again for a 12.45 kickoff towards the end of September.

Arsenal have had five games moved in total in this first pick.

Games moved for TV:

Saturday 8 August

12.45pm Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (BT Sport)

5.30pm Chelsea v Swansea City (Sky Sports)

Sunday 9 August

1.30pm Arsenal v West Ham United (Sky Sports)

1.30pm Newcastle United v Southampton (due to Southampton’s participation in the UEFA Europa League on 6 Aug)

4pm Stoke City v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Monday 10 August

8pm West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (Sky Sports)

Friday 14 August

7.45pm Aston Villa v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 15 August

12.45pm Southampton v Everton (BT Sport)

Sunday 16 August

1.30pm Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

4pm Manchester City v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Monday 17 August

8pm Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth (Sky Sports)

Saturday 22 August

12.45pm Manchester United v Newcastle United (BT Sport)

Sunday 23 August

1.30pm West Bromwich Albion v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

4pm Everton v Manchester City (Sky Sports)

4pm Watford v Southampton (Club agreement)

Monday 24 August

8pm Arsenal v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Saturday 29 August

12.45pm Newcastle United v Arsenal (BT Sport)

5.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (Sky Sports)

Sunday 30 August

1.30pm Southampton v Norwich City (Sky Sports)

4pm Swansea City v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 12 September

12.45pm Everton v Chelsea (BT Sport)

5.30pm Manchester United v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Sunday 13 September

1.30pm Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports)

4pm Leicester City v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

Monday 14 September

8pm West Ham United v Newcastle United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 19 September

12.45pm Chelsea v Arsenal (BT Sport)

5.30pm Manchester City v West Ham United (Sky Sports)

Sunday 20 September

1.30pm Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

4pm Liverpool v Norwich City (Liverpool’s participation in the UEFA Europa League on 17 Sep)

4pm Southampton v Manchester United (Sky Sports)

Saturday 26 September

12.45pm Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (BT Sport)

5.30pm Newcastle United v Chelsea (Sky Sports)

Sunday 27 September

4pm Watford v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Monday 28 September

8pm West Bromwich Albion v Everton (Sky Sports)

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