Follow the new Premier League season with the BBC

The Premier League is back.

After three months of transfer sagas, managerial changes and even name changes, top-flight football gets back under way on Saturday when Liverpool host Stoke City (12:45 BST).

This year the BBC will be providing more ways than ever to follow the action, commentary, news, highlights, interviews, analysis and debate.

Every goal from every game in England and Wales will be available every Saturday night.

Television, radio, the BBC Sport website and social media will all combine to give audiences access to uninterrupted coverage of every aspect of the game, with all the action and news delivered by the most trusted and respected names in football.


The BBC Sport website continues to be the essential resource for football fans, with more match reports, news, interviews and analysis than ever before, plus live text commentaries of every Premier League game and other major matches.

There will also be more coverage of European football, with regular live text commentaries and reports from the big matches across the continent.

This season sees regular columns from Robbie Savage, Kevin Kilbane and John Hartson as well as analysis from our team of reporters led by chief football writer Phil McNulty.

From transfer speculation to team updates, everything is available at Extensive content is also available on tablet and mobile via the BBC Sport app.

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Dan Walker returns as host of Football Focus, which starts on Saturday 17 August on BBC One at the brand new time of 12:00 BST. This week Dan is joined by Mark Lawrenson and Robbie Savage and the show features interviews with Roberto Martinez, Ian Holloway and Mark Hughes. There will also be a demonstration of the Hawk Eye goal-line technology system that will be used in the Premier League this season.


On Saturday 17 August at 22:30 BST, Match of the Day returns, with host Gary Lineker joined by Alan Shearer and Danny Murphy. Throughout the season, Lineker will regularly be joined in the studio by Shearer, Alan Hansen and a range of new faces including Gus Poyet, Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Robbie Savage and Gianluca Vialli. MOTD will be repeated on BBC One on Sunday mornings and, for the first time, the programme will also be available to view on the BBC iPlayer from 00:01 Tuesday (UK only).

Mark Chapman takes over as presenter of MOTD2 (BBC One and BBC One HD), and will also host MOTD2 Extra , a brand new live simulcast across BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, a first for UK football coverage.

Daniel Sturridge

The Sunday lunchtime chat show, which starts on 22 September, will feature debate, interviews and analysis, as the team dissect all of the weekend's big footballing issues.


Jason Mohammad is the new man in charge of Final Score, which continues to bring you news, live score updates, pitch-side reports and studio guests including Garth Crooks, Kevin Kilbane, John Hartson, Martin Keown, Robbie Savage and Dion Dublin.

For the first time, this year the programme will also be hearing live from managers and players before Premier League matches.


The Football League Show remains the place to see every goal across the Football League, with presenter Manish Bhasin joined by regular studio guests including Steve Claridge and Leroy Rosenior. This weekend's show is on BBC One, BBC One HD and online at 23:55 BST on Saturday 17 August.

The League Cup Show also returns this season for regular highlights from the Capital One Cup.


Dan Walker presents a new Friday night preview show on BBC Radio 5 live, which looks ahead to the weekend's action and gets to the heart of the big stories. The first show is on Friday at 19:00 BST.

Radio 5 live will bring you 128 Premier League commentaries this season, including Saturdays at 12:45 BST and 15:00 BST, Sundays at 16:00 BST and Monday evenings.

This weekend kicks off the season with live commentary of Liverpool v Stoke at 12:45 BST, Arsenal v Aston Villa at 15:00 and Chelsea v Hull on Sunday afternoon at 16:00.

Key commentaries include Manchester United v Chelsea, Arsenal v Tottenham, Manchester City v Manchester United, Cardiff v Swansea, Sunderland v Newcastle, Manchester United v Arsenal and Everton v Liverpool.

Radio 5 live remains the place for commentaries on the Football League, Scottish Premiership, Uefa Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup, League Cup, internationals and Women's Super League.

Former England and Arsenal footballer Ian Wright and football broadcaster Kelly Cates join the BBC as the new presenters of 606 on Sunday nights. This season Chris Waddle also joins 5 live as a regular pundit, along with John Hartson.

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Check the fixtures for all divisions here.

Access the latest live scores here.

Check the latest tables here.

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