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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

Opponent Where Scheduled Revised Comment
Arsenal Home Sat 12 Sep 2020 3:00 pm Sat 12 Sep 2020 12:30 pm TV - BT Sport
Ipswich Town (Carabao Cup) Away Wed 16 Sep 2020 7:00 pm
Leeds United Away Sat 19 Sep 2020 3:00 pm TV - BT Sport
CARABAO CUP 3 w/c: 21 Sep 2020 Sun 27 Sep 2020 12:00 am
Aston Villa Home Sat 26 Sep 2020 3:00 pm Sun 27 Sep 2020 12:00 am TV - Sky
CARABAO CUP 4 w/c: 28 Sep 2020
Wolves Away Sat 3 Oct 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 11 Sept
INTERNATIONAL BREAK Sat 10 Oct 2020 Oct 7 - Oct 15
Sheffield United Away Sat 17 Oct 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 11 Sept
Crystal Palace Home Sat 24 Oct 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 11 Sept
WBA Home Sat 31 Oct 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 11 Sept
West Ham Away Sat 7 Nov 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 22 Sept
INTERNATIONAL BREAK Sat 14 Nov 2020 Nov 11 - Nov 19
Everton Home Sat 21 Nov 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 22 Sept
Leicester City Away Sat 28 Nov 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 22 Sept
Manchester City Away Sat 5 Dec 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 9 Oct
Liverpool Home Sat 12 Dec 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 9 Oct
Brighton Home Tue 15 Dec 2020 7:45 pm TV - Amazon Prime
Newcastle United Away Sat 19 Dec 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 9 Oct
CARABAO CUP 5 w/c: 21 Dec 2020
Southampton Home Sat 26 Dec 2020 3:00 pm Announcement due 9 Oct
Tottenham Hotspur Away Mon 28 Dec 2020 3:00 pm TV - Amazon Prime
Burnley Away Sat 2 Jan 2021 3:00 pm Announcement due 9 Oct
CARABAO CUP SEMI FINAL w/c: 4 Jan 2021
FA CUP 3 Sat 9 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
Manchester United Home Tue 12 Jan 2021 7:45 pm
Chelsea Home Sat 16 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP 4 Sat 23 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
Brighton Away Tue 26 Jan 2021 7:45 pm
WBA Away Sat 30 Jan 2021 3:00 pm
Leicester City Home Tue 2 Feb 2021 7:45 pm
West Ham Home Sat 6 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP 5 Wed 10 Feb 2021
Everton Away Sat 13 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
Sheffield Utd Home Sat 20 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
Crystal Palace Away Sat 27 Feb 2021 3:00 pm
CARABAO CUP FINAL Sun 28 Feb 2021
Liverpool Away Sat 6 Mar 2021 3:00 pm
Manchester City Sat 13 Mar 2021
Leeds Utd / FA CUP QF Home Sat 20 Mar 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP QF Sat 20 Mar 2021
Aston Villa Away Sat 3 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
Wolves Home Sat 10 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
Arsenal / FA CUP SF Away Sat 17 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP SF Sat 17 Apr 2021
Tottenham Hotspur Home Sat 24 Apr 2021 3:00 pm
Chelsea Away Sat 1 May 2021
Burnley Home Sat 8 May 2021 3:00 pm
Southampton Away Wed 12 May 2021 7:45 pm
Manchester United / FA CUP FINAL Away Sat 15 May 2021 3:00 pm
FA CUP FINAL Sat 15 May 2021
Newcastle United Home Sun 23 May 2021 4:00 pm All games at same time on final day
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