Five August games talkSPORT can’t wait for, including West Ham vs Man City and Liverpool vs Arsenal

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August brings Premier League football back with a bang.

The top-flight’s best get going once again as Liverpool and Norwich kick off the 2019/20 campaign on Friday, August 9.

Manchester City pipped the Reds to the title last term by just one point, capping off a memorable year of action.

Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United take on Southampton in August

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Marcus Rashford’s Manchester United take on Southampton in August

Now City, Liverpool and the rest are ready and raring to go again after enjoying their summer off.

Here at talkSPORT, we are set to embark on our biggest every Premier League season as we become your go to destination for all of Saturday’s action with GameDay.

We’ll bring you every 12:30pm and 5:30pm game on Saturdays throughout the campaign plus a selected 3pm match, too.

With the new season set to burst into life, here’s what we can’t wait to watch in the opening month.


West Ham vs Man City

Live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 10

The opening Saturday game of the new season will see champions City head to east London, a destination that has proven somewhat fruitful in recent years.

In fact, City have scored at least four goals in their last four visits to that part of the capital.

But West Ham will be heading into the new term with some big-money recruits and fresh optimism for the campaign ahead.

Can they pull off a huge shock and stun City in their opening clash? Or will Pep Guardiola and co make a flying start to their title defence?

Man City stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling enjoy playing against West Ham

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Man City stars Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling enjoy playing against West Ham

Man City vs Tottenham

Live on talkSPORT at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 17

One of the biggest clashes of the first month will see last season’s Champions League runners-up head to the Etihad.

Spurs, with new club-record signing Tanguy Ndombele in tow, will be eager to show they mean business this term when they face the champions.

But City have good form against the north Londoners, winning each of their four league meetings, including a pair of 1-0 victories last year.

This match-up should provide a good indicator of both side’s title credentials.

Tottenham may look to Son Heung-min for inspiration against Man City

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Tottenham may look to Son Heung-min for inspiration against Man City

Norwich vs Chelsea

Live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 24

Newly promoted side vs newly appointed manager, this match will be filled with storylines.

Norwich are back in the big time after romping through the Championship last term while Chelsea will head to Carrow Road still adjusting to life under Frank Lampard.

The Canaries could well surprise a few this season and then may fancy their chances against the Blues.

But Lampard will be looking to make his team tick against the league’s new boys and he did take four points off them with Derby last season.

Frank Lampard is back in the Premier League as Chelsea boss

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Frank Lampard is back in the Premier League as Chelsea boss

Liverpool vs Arsenal

Live on talkSPORT at 5:30pm on Saturday, August 24

A highlight of any season, there have been a staggering 35 goals in the last seven league meetings between these two, so there should be plenty of action in this early season blockbuster at Anfield.

LIVE on talkSPORT

Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week

  • West Ham vs Manchester City (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT
  • Leeds vs Nottingham Forest (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Crystal Palace vs Everton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2
  • Tottenham vs Aston Villa (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT

Liverpool are eager to finally end their league trophy drought this term and will take on an Arsenal side still finding itself under Unai Emery.

Who will make a big statement on Merseyside? It should be a cracker.

Liverpool vs Arsenal usually means goals

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Liverpool vs Arsenal usually means goals

Southampton vs Man United

Live on talkSPORT at 12:30pm on Saturday, August 31

August will be a huge month for United and boss Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer.

While they are looking to spend big before the transfer window closes, there’ll be pressure aplenty on Solsjkaer in the early weeks of the campaign.

Should they start the season poorly, this could be a key match for the Red Devils against a Saints side who are hoping for a much better year under Ralph Hasenhuttl.

United’s 2-2 draw at St Mary’s last season was one of the results which ultimately cost Jose Mourinho is job at Old Trafford.

Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 as we become your go to destination for all the Premier League action.

We’ll bring you LIVE commentary of Premier League games across all three time slots on Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – delivering award-winning coverage to more GameDay listeners than ever.





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