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Everton’s opening two fixtures moved for broadcast

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Both the away and home openers have been changed from the regular slot

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Everton’s 2020/21 campaign will actually begin a day later than most of the Premier League with their opening fixture away at Tottenham Hotspur pushed out to Sunday to accommodate for television coverage.

The Blues will kick off at 4:30pm local time (8:30am PST, 11:30am EST) on 13th September, with the bulk of the teams playing the previous day. The agreement to broadcast all games while games are still being played behind closed doors has not been finalized as yet.

Saturday 12 September

12:30 Fulham v Arsenal (BT Sport)
15:00 Crystal Palace v Southampton
15:00 West Ham United v Newcastle
17:30 Liverpool v Leeds United (Sky Sports)

Sunday 13 September

14:00 West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City (Sky Sports)
16:30 Spurs v Everton (Sky Sports)

Monday 14 September

20:00 Brighton & Hove Albion v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
20:00 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton

Two games - Burnley vs Manchester United and Manchester City vs Aston Villa - are yet to be scheduled.

Everton’s home opener at Goodison Park has also been moved, but this time to an earlier kickoff time on BT Sport with the fixture to now be played on the unpopular early Saturday slot.

Saturday 19 September

12:30 Everton v West Brom (BT Sport)
15:00 Leeds vs Fulham
15:00 Leicester v Burnley
17:30 Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Sunday 20 September

12:00 Southampton v Spurs (BT Sport)
14:00 Arsenal v West Ham (Sky Sports)
14:00 Aston Villa v Sheff Utd
14:00 Newcastle Utd v Brighton
16:30 Chelsea v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Monday 21 September

20:00 Wolves v Man City (Sky Sports)

With all the fixture changes for television announced for the month of September, Everton’s away tie at Crystal Palace is still in the 3pm slot on Saturday 26 September.

The Toffees will also play in the Carabao Cup entering the tournament in the second round, with Rounds Two, Three and Four being played on consecutive midweeks dates starting 15/16 September.

Should the Blues make it to the Fourth Round, they will end up playing seven competitive games before the transfer window closes on 5th October, including a trip to Brighton on 3rd October.