BT Sport have announced that they now have the rights to show 38 exclusively live football matches from the Barclays Premier League, including 18 of the 'top picks' for three seasons.

The channels will show three games between teams currently challenging for the title: Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur on 1 December, Manchester City v Arsenal on the 14th, and Manchester City v Liverpool on Boxing Day.

Boxing Day sees the channels offer back-to-back double headers with West Ham United v Arsenal at 3pm, followed by the Liverpool v City game at 5pm.

On New Years' Day BT Sport will be offering another double to nurse those hangovers, first showing Southampton v Chelsea at 3pm and then Manchester United v Tottenham at 5pm.

As well as the festive double headers, the channel has exclusively secured the live rights to Manchester United and Tottenham home and away this season.

Director of BT Sport, Simon Green, said in a press release sent to GiveMeSport: "We’re delighted with the first pick games that we are serving up through December and the New Year, and BT Sport viewers will now reap the benefits of our Christmas Cracker top picks.

"We are continuing to deliver what we promised football fans – live matches between clubs involved in the title race, the type of matches previously never shown on any other channel than Sky.

"I am especially delighted that we’re able to offer some superb matches over the holiday period and offer two incredibly enticing double headers, just ahead of our FA Cup third round coverage which starts at the beginning of January."

The channels will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser matches for the next five seasons, UEFA Europa League, top tier football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA, live coverage of the Scottish Premiership, plus action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 live matches from the Football Conference.


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