Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could face a hard winter after the Premier League fixtures, released on Thursday, pitted them against Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in the space of six games.
And fans wanting to keep up with all the action could end up paying £900 for the season, according to one expert following Amazon’s first foray into the TV rights battle.
An Amazon Prime subscription is £7.99 a month. BT, who will show 52 games in 2019-20, costs £29.99 a month while Sky, who will show 128, can cost £67.50.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City could face a hard winter after the fixtures were released
City face Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal in the space of six games
Amazon will make their debut with a midweek round of fixtures on December 3-5, including the Merseyside derby. They will also broadcast Tottenham against Manchester United and the entire round of Boxing Day fixtures.
Manchester City will open their title defence against West Ham but the most eye-catching encounter of the opening weekend is Manchester United v Chelsea.
Some supporters have been less than impressed with the first batch of TV fixtures announced.
Supporters wanting to watch all of the action could end up paying £900 for the season
Newly-promoted Norwich face a 500-mile round trip to Liverpool for their opening fixture
Norwich were left feeling hard done by, with the newly-promoted Premier League club kicking off their campaign with a 500-mile round trip to Liverpool on the Friday night of the opening weekend.
A spokesperson for the Canaries Trust told Sportsmail: ‘Unfortunately this is an early reminder that the Premier League and Sky really don’t care about travelling fans.
‘Norwich to Liverpool is a five-hour drive even without any traffic issues, which makes it very difficult for working fans to get there, let along the return journey terminating in the early hours.’
Daniel Farke’s side have an equally daunting fixture on the final day of the season — away to Manchester City.