BT Sport has announced its collection of football matches for the Christmas and New Year period.

 

The broadcaster will begin the live action in December with the second round of the FA Cup alongside three Premier League matches: Southampton v Manchester United on Saturday December 1, Watford v Manchester City on Tuesday December 4, and Manchester United v Arsenal on Wednesday December 5 2018.
     
Pubs can then look forward to a double-header of BT Sport broadcast Premier League matches on Saturday 8 December with Chelsea taking on Manchester City followed by Leicester City taking on Spurs in the late kick-off.
 
This will be followed mid-week by the final group stages of the Champions and Europa Leagues with teams looking to secure their place in the knockout stages of the premium European club competition.
 
Fulham will then take on West Ham United on Saturday December 15 followed by Cardiff City v Manchester United on Saturday December 22.
 
Following Christmas, BT Sport will then show Liverpool v Arsenal on Saturday December 22 before showing the FA Cup third round in the New Year on 5 and 6 January.
 
Then, Chelsea will face Newcastle United on Saturday January 12, followed on Saturday January 19 by Arsenal v Chelsea, and then two mid week matches, Newcastle United v Manchester City and Liverpool v Leicester City on Wednesday January 30.
                 
Bruce Cuthbert, director commercial customers, BT Sport said: “December and January is always an exciting time for football lovers with action on BT Sport from the FA Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the Premier League.
 
"Pubs and clubs will not be short of some excellent football throughout the festive season and into the New Year.”
     
 
Full BT Sport fixture list:
 
SAT 1 DEC: SOUTHAMPTON v MANCHESTER UNITED - 17:30
TUE 4 DEC: WATFORD v MANCHESTER CITY - 20:00
WED 5 DEC: MANCHESTER UNITED v ARSENAL - 20:00
SAT 8 DEC: CHELSEA v MANCHESTER CITY - 17:30
SAT 8 DEC: LEICESTER CITY v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR - 19:45
SAT 15 DEC: FULHAM v WEST HAM UNITED - 17:30
SAT 22 DEC: CARDIFF CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED - 17:30
SAT 29 DEC: LIVERPOOL v ARSENAL - 17:30
SAT 12 JAN: CHELSEA v NEWCASTLE UNITED - 17:30
SAT 19 JAN: ARSENAL v CHELSEA - 17:30
TUE 29 JAN: NEWCASTLE UNITED v MANCHESTER CITY - 20:00
WED 30 JAN: LIVERPOOL v LEICESTER CITY - 20:00