Sky Sports announce first week of fixtures for 2017-18 EFL season

HomeSports CoverageSky Sports announce first week of fixtures for 2017-18 EFL season
Sky Sports announce first week of fixtures for 2017-18 EFL season
Updated on Wednesday 21 June 2017 by @TVNewsroom

Sky Sports today announced its opening round of English Football League fixtures for the starts of the 2017-18 season.

Relegated Premier League side, Sunderland, will host Derby at the Stadium of Light on Friday 4 August in the first of 127 games that Sky will show from the EFL this season- including the play-offs – as well as 15 matches from the Carabao Cup.

The broadcaster will show three fixtures from the Championship on the opening weekend, with Aston Villa versus Hull City and Bolton Wanderers against Leeds United rounding off the live matches.

On Wednesday 9 August, the newly named Carabao Cup begins on Sky with Colchester entertaining Aston Villa, while on Thursday (10th), Bury take on Sunderland.

Friday 4th August 2017 – Championship
Sunderland v Derby County – 7.45pm

Saturday 5th August – Championship
Aston Villa v Hull City – 5.30pm

Sunday 6th August – Championship
Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United – 4.30pm

Wednesday 9th August – Carabao Cup
Colchester United v Aston Villa – 7.45pm

Thursday 10th August – Carabao Cup
Bury v Sunderland – 7.45pm

The National Football League returns on 5th September as the 2019 season gets underway. Throughout the season, Sky will show every Thursday night, Sunday night and Monday night games live, alongside two Sunday evening games. The week’s schedule will be… Read more

Sky Sports will broadcast live boxing this evening (9th Nov) as KSI and Logan Paul settle their YouTube rivalry in a rematch. The YouTube sensations will met once again, this time as professional fighters, with Britain’s KSI and American rival… Read more

Sky Sports have confirm which two Carabao Cup 2019/20 Quarter-Final ties they will broadcast live next month. Defending champions Manchester City will travel to the Kassam Stadium to face Oxford United, live on Sky Sports on Wednesday 18 December. Pep… Read more