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
|PERIOD||ANNOUNCEMENT DUE (APPROX)|
|September 2020||28 August 2020|
|October 2020||11 September 2020|
|November 2020||22 September 2020|
|December 2020||9 October 2020|
|January 2020||9 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:
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.
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