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Five must-watch football fixtures on TV this week

The beauty of the club game returning is that we have no shortage of must-watch football fixtures on the TV. 

The games are coming thick and fast, with the Premier League offering us an abundance of tasty matches to drool over. Not only that, there’s European football returning too as well as the closing stages of the Women’s World Cup.

(Kick-off times are all British Standard Time Zone).

Five must-watch football fixtures on TV this week:

  • Man City vs Sevilla – Uefa Super Cup

Manchester City missed out on the first piece of silverware this season, will they win the Uefa Super Cup for the first time in their history?

When is it on? 8pm, Wednesday, August 16

What channel?TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate

  • Australia vs England – Fifa Women’s World Cup

It’s not often England are in a World Cup semi-final. The Lionesses are just one win away from the final, but the co-hosts stand in their way.

When is it on? 11am, Wednesday, August 16

What channel? BBC One, BBC iPlayer

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  • Spurs vs Man United – Premier League

Ange Postecoglou is attempting to transfer Tottenham from a counter-attacking outfit to an entertaining possession-based side. If he’s successful, then Spurs will be a great team to watch this year. It will also be interesting to see if Erik ten Hag can bring Manchester United up another level after getting them to third in the Premier League last season.

When is it on? 5.30pm, Saturday, August 19

What channel? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League

  • Man City vs Newcastle – Premier League

The first real test of Manchester City’s Premier League title defence happens this weekend when they host Newcastle United. This could also be a good litmus test to see how Eddie Howe’s men will fare this season. Was last year the new norm for the Magpies or will they come crashing back down to Earth?

When is it on? 8pm, Saturday, August 19

What channel? TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate

  • West Ham vs Chelsea – Premier League

David Moyes’ West Ham side are hardly a major TV draw, but Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea already feel like they are going to be a must-watch team at every opportunity this season.

The Blues were impressive against Liverpool on the opening weekend and arguably deserved to win the game. If that is what they look like in their first Premier League game under Pochettino, how good are they going to be as the season progresses?

What channel? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League

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