Countdown to kick-off: Premier League 2017/18 begins 12 August

Posted by (Online Community Manager)
9th Aug 2017, 5:41pm

Are you ready Australia?

The Premier League 2017/18 season is almost upon us and the Yes Crowd team cannot wait.

The first match, Arsenal v Leicester City, kicks off on the 12 August at 4:45am AEST with pre-game coverage starting from 4am AEST. Don’t forget you can try Optus Sport for free until 31 August, so make sure you’ve registered here beforehand so you don’t miss a minute of the action.

Before the first match kicks off, we’ve got some brand new content on Optus Sport to enjoy in the lead up to Saturday. Here’s what’s coming up this week:

Monday: Optus Sport Season Preview

Tuesday: Big Match Preview

Thursday: Premier League World

Friday: Match Pack, Fantasy and Premier League Today

Saturday: Premier League News & Week 1 Preview

Once the season starts, here is some of the exciting action to look forward to:

Defending Champions Chelsea FC will start the 2017/18 Premier League Season at home against Burnley. The two sides have previously met six times in the Premier League with Chelsea winning four of those and drawing two.

The first Manchester derby of the season is at Old Trafford and is scheduled for December 9. Last year United finished 6th in the table so they’ll be looking to improve on that result this time around. 

Newcomers to the Premier League, Huddersfield Town, will soon be under the spotlight as they face Crystal Palace away in their first week. Midfielder (and Aussie boy) Aaron Mooy will be aiming to cement his place in the starting side after a record £10M signing that has made him the most expensive Australian player in Premier League history.

What match are you most looking forward to in the first round? Tell us in the comments below.

And to view a full list of all the upcoming fixtures in the first round of the Premier League, just head to our EPG here.