The Manchester and Merseyside Derbies are the pick of the December football television schedule after it was moved back 24h hours to be shown live on Sky Sports.
United and City will now meet at Old Trafford on Sunday December 10, with the game kicking off at 4.30pm, a little more than two hours after Liverpool and Everton face-off in the Merseyside Derby on what promises to be a dramatic day of football.
There will be no games on Christmas Eve, following backlash from fans over Arsenal’s proposed clash with Liverpool, which will now take place on Friday December 22.
The Merseyside Derby is also set to be played on the same day as part of a bumper afternoon
Leicester City against Manchester United was also discussed as a potential Christmas Eve game which, if played, would have been the first Christmas Eve game scheduled by the top flight since December 1995.
Tottenham v Southampton and Liverpool v Swansea will be shown on Boxing Day, with Newcastle’s home game with Manchester City being shown live the next day.
In another high profile game Premier League leaders Manchester City welcome Mauricio Pochettino’s third-placed Tottenham just nine days before Christmas for a 5.30pm Saturday clash on December 16, in what is the first of two appearances for the two sides on the new BT slate.
FULL DECEMBER TV SCHEDULE
Saturday December 2
12:30pm Chelsea v Newcastle (Sky Sports); 5pm Arsenal v Man Utd (BT Sport)
Sunday December 3
1.30pm Bournemouth v Southampton (Sky Sports); 4pm Man City v West Ham (Sky Sports)
Saturday December 9
12:30pm West Ham v Chelsea (Sky Sports); 5:30pm Newcastle v Leicester (BT Sport)
Sunday December 10
12pm Southampton v Arsenal (BT Sport); 2:15pm Liverpool v Everton (Sky Sports) 4:30pm Man Utd v Man City (Sky Sports)
Tuesday December 12
8pm Huddersfield Town v Chelsea (BT Sport)
Wednesday December 13
7:45pm Swansea City v Man City; 8pm Man Utd v AFC Bournemouth; 8pm West Ham v Arsenal (BT Sport)
Saturday December 16
12:30pm Leicester City v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports); 5:30pm Man City v Spurs (BT Sport)
Sunday December 17
2:15pm West Brom v Man Utd (Sky Sports) Subject to change dependent on Everton and/or Swansea reaching EFL Cup 5th round
4:30pm AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Monday December 18
8pm Everton v Swansea (Sky Sports) Subject to change dependent on Everton and/or Swansea reaching EFL Cup 5th round
Friday December 22
7:45pm Arsenal v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Saturday December 23
12:30pm Everton v Chelsea (Sky Sports); 5:30pm Burnley v Spurs (BT Sport); 7:45pm Leicester City v Man Utd (Sky Sports)
Tuesday December 26
12:30pm Spurs v Southampton (Sky Sports); 5:30pm Liverpool v Swansea (Sky Sports)
Wednesday December 27
7:45pm Newcastle United v Man City (Sky Sports)
Thursday December 28
8pm Crystal Palace v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
The month begins with Arsenal’s home clash with Manchester United on December 2, while other notable fixtures include West Ham v Chelsea on December 9, West Ham v Arsenal on December 13 and Everton v Chelsea on December 23.
Sky Sports and BT Sport have only announced their fixtures up to December 28, with the month’s remaining games to be announced at a later date.
Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton each feature five times, with reigning champions Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool televised on four occasions.
Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane’s Tottenham will be televised on five occasions