LONDON, Sporting Alert – The following is the schedule for the opening fixtures of the 2015-16 Barclays Premier League season this weekend.
Defending champions Chelsea will start the defense of their title on Saturday against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge live on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra.
Kick-off time for this one is at 12:30 p.m. ET.
After losing to Arsenal in the Community Shield over the weekend, Chelsea will be hoping for a quick recovery as they seek to get the new Premier League season off to a winning start.
Before they kick-off though, Manchester United and Tottenham will get the season off to an early start with their 7:45 a.m. ET curtain raiser at Old Trafford, with live streaming also on NBC Sports Network and NBC Sports Live Extra.
Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth will play hosts to Aston Villa, which start the season without the services of leading striker Christian Benteke, who moved to Liverpool this summer.
Also playing on Saturday are Everton against promoted Watford at Goodison Park, while newcomers Norwich City will take on Crystal Palace at Carrow Road.
Leicester City and Sunderland, two clubs who survived the drop last season, will battle at King Power Stadium hoping to get off to a winning start in a game both teams are capable of winning.
The action will continue on Sunday with three more games, as Community Shield winners Arsenal open against West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium, while Liverpool face a tricky trip to the Britannia Stadium to take on Stoke City.
Newcastle United and Southampton face-off at St. James’ Park.
On Monday (Aug 10) Manchester City, one of the favourites to lift the Premier League crown this term, will travel to West Bromwich Albion.
Premier League Fixtures
Saturday, August 8 (ET) – TIME ZONE
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur (7:45)
Everton v Watford (10:00)
Leicester City v Sunderland (10:00)
AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa (10:00)
Norwich City v Crystal Palace (10:00)
Chelsea v Swansea City (12:30)
Sunday, August 9 (ET) – TIME ZONE
Arsenal v West Ham United (8:30)
Newcastle United v Southampton (8:30)
Stoke City v Liverpool (11:00)
Monday, August 10 (ET) – TIME ZONE
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City (15:00)