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Fixtures – Risk of Change

Colour Coded Fixture List - 2020-21

Last season the Trust launched our colour-coded fixture list in an attempt to help supporters navigate the frequent date changes for TV broadcast and other reasons. It helped Fulham fans avoid making costly arrangements for games that then moved.

Now that we’re back in the Premier League, the TV fixture conundrum is multiplied as games can be shown on any of Sky, BT Sport and Amazon Prime, but at least for the early part of the season everything will be behind closed doors for Covid reasons.

Despite all this, we’ve decided to bring the colour-coded fixture list back this season to help you plan as best you can.

TV match selection guidelines

Information about the announcement dates and process for selecting TV fixtures is not as detailed as it was in the Championship – it’s available on the Premier League web site. Currently 220 out of the total of 380 Premier League games are scheduled to be shown (Sky – 140, BT – 58, Amazon – 22), but pressure is being applied to make all games available until supporters can return to live football. The TV announcement dates notified so far are

PERIODANNOUNCEMENT DUE (APPROX)
September 202028 August 2020
October 202011 September 2020
November 202022 September 2020
December 20209 October 2020
January 20209 October 2020

Last season we found that Sky didn’t always stick to its announcement schedule and that a good additional way to spot fixtures unlikely to move was to watch for the TV slots being filled by other football such as the Championship or Scottish Premiership; this is obviously harder with more TV companies in the mix.

Premier League TV slots

The TV slots used for Premier League weekend fixtures tend to be as follows:

DAYTIMEBROADCASTER
Saturday12:30BT Sport
Saturday17:30Sky
Sunday12:00BT Sport
Sunday14:00Sky
Sunday16:30Sky
Monday20:00Sky

In addition, Amazon have the rights to all 10 fixtures played in the midweek rounds of 15-17 December and 28-30 December plus two additional fixtures to be announced.

The current list of matches selected by Sky and BT Sport is available here.

Colour coding the fixture list

We have put together a simplified fixture list below based on an announcments so far and our assessment of the other factors. We classify fixtures as follows

  • green – game should no longer be at risk of change *
  • amber – be careful, game date could still be changed
  • red – game date has changed
  • grey – game completed.

The fixture also list explains the reason for the colour code of each match.

We will update this fixture list throughout the season and have also included useful information identifying international breaks and Cup weekends which could impact our fixtures even if we are out of the Cup.

* Please also do your own research, especially if you are committing to any expense, and let us know if you have any further insights.

Recent updates

This is a list of the most recent colour status changes. Please scroll down for the full colour coded fixture list.

Last update made Thursday 3rd September 2020

Fixture list uploaded

OpponentWhereScheduledRevisedComment
ArsenalHomeSat 12 Sep 2020 3:00 pmSat 12 Sep 2020 12:30 pmTV - BT Sport
Ipswich Town (Carabao Cup)AwayWed 16 Sep 2020 7:00 pm
Leeds UnitedAwaySat 19 Sep 2020 3:00 pmTV - BT Sport
CARABAO CUP 3w/c: 21 Sep 2020Sun 27 Sep 2020 12:00 am
Aston VillaHomeSat 26 Sep 2020 3:00 pmSun 27 Sep 2020 12:00 amTV - Sky
CARABAO CUP 4w/c: 28 Sep 2020
WolvesAwaySat 3 Oct 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 11 Sept
INTERNATIONAL BREAKSat 10 Oct 2020Oct 7 - Oct 15
Sheffield UnitedAwaySat 17 Oct 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 11 Sept
Crystal PalaceHomeSat 24 Oct 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 11 Sept
WBAHomeSat 31 Oct 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 11 Sept
West HamAwaySat 7 Nov 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 22 Sept
INTERNATIONAL BREAKSat 14 Nov 2020Nov 11 - Nov 19
EvertonHomeSat 21 Nov 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 22 Sept
Leicester CityAwaySat 28 Nov 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 22 Sept
Manchester CityAwaySat 5 Dec 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 9 Oct
LiverpoolHomeSat 12 Dec 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 9 Oct
BrightonHomeTue 15 Dec 2020 7:45 pmTV - Amazon Prime
Newcastle UnitedAwaySat 19 Dec 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 9 Oct
CARABAO CUP 5w/c: 21 Dec 2020
SouthamptonHomeSat 26 Dec 2020 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 9 Oct
Tottenham HotspurAwayMon 28 Dec 2020 3:00 pmTV - Amazon Prime
BurnleyAwaySat 2 Jan 2021 3:00 pmAnnouncement due 9 Oct
CARABAO CUP SEMI FINALw/c: 4 Jan 2021
FA CUP 3Sat 9 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
Manchester UnitedHomeTue 12 Jan 2021 7:45 pm
ChelseaHomeSat 16 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP 4Sat 23 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
BrightonAwayTue 26 Jan 2021 7:45 pm
WBAAwaySat 30 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
Leicester CityHomeTue 2 Feb 2021 7:45 pm
West HamHomeSat 6 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP 5Wed 10 Feb 2021
EvertonAwaySat 13 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
Sheffield UtdHomeSat 20 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
Crystal PalaceAwaySat 27 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
CARABAO CUP FINALSun 28 Feb 2021
LiverpoolAwaySat 6 Mar 2021 3:00 pm
Manchester CitySat 13 Mar 2021
Leeds Utd / FA CUP QFHomeSat 20 Mar 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP QFSat 20 Mar 2021
Aston VillaAwaySat 3 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
WolvesHomeSat 10 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
Arsenal / FA CUP SFAwaySat 17 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP SFSat 17 Apr 2021
Tottenham HotspurHomeSat 24 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
ChelseaAwaySat 1 May 2021
BurnleyHomeSat 8 May 2021 3:00 pm
SouthamptonAwayWed 12 May 2021 7:45 pm
Manchester United / FA CUP FINALAwaySat 15 May 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP FINALSat 15 May 2021
Newcastle UnitedHomeSun 23 May 2021 4:00 pmAll games at same time on final day
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