Premier League fixtures delayed: Latest on Amazon Prime matches dates and times | Football | Sport
The dates and times of matches, which are to be broadcast live by Amazon Prime, were scheduled to be revealed at 10am on Thursday (October 17).
But, the deadline came and went, and it was subsequently reported that the fixtures would be unveiled at midday.
Now, the Premier League has claimed that the fixtures could be released tomorrow.
The Premier League is still hoping that the schedule will be released today, according to the Manchester Evening News.
But, it admitted that it may arrive tomorrow at the very latest.
When asked about the delay, the Premier League said that it was being caused by “policing and infrastructure”.
Amazon Prime gained the rights to show 20 Premier League fixtures this season.
All of the matches will be broadcast during the busy December period, including an action-packed Boxing Day.
Nine matches are expected to take place on December 26, staggered across four kick-off times.
Matches will be getting underway at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm, and 8pm. It’s expected that there will be two matches per kick-off time, with one slot broadcasting three fixtures.
Manchester City are anticipating a trip to Wolves the following day, in what will be the only Premier League fixture on December 27.
Meanwhile, Amazon will also be showing matches for the week of December 3, 4 and 5.
It will be the first time ever in the UK that all early December midweek and Boxing Day games will be shown live.
Amazon Prime members will be able to watch the matches at no extra cost.
If you’re not a Prime Member, you could sign up for a 30-day free trial at the start of December to catch all 20 of the live Premier League fixtures.