Premier League Week 4 Fixtures: TV Schedule and Start Times for This Weekend

Christopher Atkins@@chris_elasticoContributor ISeptember 11, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 28:  David Moyes the manager of Everton congratulates Marouane Fellaini as he is substituted during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Fulham at Goodison Park on April 28, 2012 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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The coming weekend sees the Premier League return to action following the international break, with a full calendar of fixtures spread over three days.

While eight matches will take place across Saturday afternoon, Southampton host West Ham on Sunday, while Monday evening sees Swansea welcome Brendan Rodgers' table-topping Liverpool side.

With intrigue at every turn at this stage of the season, it promises to be a weekend of thrills and spills beginning at 12:45 BST on Saturday.


For viewers in the UK, all games shown on Sky Sports are available on the Sky Player website, or via the SkyGo application for handheld devices.

All the day's highlights are available without a cable or satellite subscription on Match of the Day (BBC1, Saturday) or Match of the Day 2 (BBC2, Sunday). Both programmes will be available on the BBC iPlayer service from midnight on Monday.


This Weekend's Live Games

Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace, Saturday 12:45 BST, BT Sport

Ian Holloway takes his rapidly assembled Crystal Palace side to Old Trafford, where they could become the first side to come up against Marouane Fellaini in a United shirt.

Palace will start the match as heavy underdogs and would be delighted to leave Manchester with a point at this stage of the season.

For David Moyes, though, the game is a great opportunity to give his Red Devils reign a real kick-start, and he will be looking to consign memories of defeat at Anfield to the past.


Everton vs. Chelsea, Saturday 17:30 BST, Sky Sports 1

Roberto Martinez will be without new striker Romelu Lukaku for the visit of the loanee's parent club, Chelsea. However, he will have two new midfielders in Gareth Barry and James McCarthy with whom to plot a win on Saturday evening.

Chelsea have the option to bring in Willian for a debut appearance, having now obtained a work permit for the Brazilian. Given the Blues' depth in attacking areas, though, he may be eased in over the coming weeks.

Everton will see a great opportunity for a surprise result against a Chelsea side who haven't hit top gear yet this season, but the Toffees are yet to win this season in spite of some good performances.


Southampton vs. West Ham, Sunday 16:00 BST, Sky Sports 1

Mauricio Pochettino's Southampton welcome West Ham to the South Coast on Sunday, with both teams having started the new season in similar fashion—a win, a draw and a defeat.

The Argentine will hope for a better showing from his attacking players this time out, having fallen tamely to a 1-0 defeat against Norwich last time out. Big-money signing Daniel Osvaldo, in particular, will be expected to do much better.

West Ham will have Mladen Petric to bolster their ranks after his arrival on Tuesday, as reported by BBC Sport, which will provide additional attacking options in the continued absence of Andy Carroll. Sam Allardyce will hope that his side can unsettle Southampton, who have played some delightful football under Pochettino.


Swansea vs. Liverpool, Monday 20:00 BST, Sky Sports 1

Brendan Rodgers will have to wait to see whether he can count on Daniel Sturridge ahead of his return to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea on Monday, with the England striker a fitness doubt.

The Liverpool boss can, though, call on the services of new recruits Mamadou Sakho, Tiago Ilori and Victor Moses, after the trio's arrival was confirmed on transfer deadline day. Right-back Glen Johnson, though, will definitely be absent after being ruled out for 10 weeks.

Michael Laudrup will have revenge on his mind, meanwhile, having seen a weakened side take a 5-0 thumping at the hands of the Reds ahead of the League Cup final last season. 

He will be able to call upon young forward Alvaro Vazquez to aid his cause, following the Spaniard's arrival on loan, but it is unlikely Vazquez will be risked from the start of the tie. Will Swansea, then, become the side to end Liverpool's 100 percent record this season?