The return of football and where you can watch some games for free

I suspect there will be a sharp divide between those who think that the return of football is good news and those who think exactly the opposite.

But, for those who are excited about this – Premier League games start tomorrow and the Championship resumes on Saturday 20th. (Leeds United kick off away at Cardiff on Sunday 21st). All matches will be played without fans present to be broadcast on TV.

Although Leeds will have a crowd of sorts for their home games as they have offered all season ticket holders the chance to send in a photo to be made into a cardboard cut-out to occupy their usual seat.  It’s intended to be of the person who holds the ticket but that’s not compulsory so they may have acquired a few unlikely celebrity supporters when they play the first home tie against Fulham on Saturday 27th June.

Many of the games are only available on a paid subscription channel but a third of the Premiership and FA cup games will be available to watch for free, in a variety of different ways:

BBC will show four Premier league games and four FA cup games including the final

Amazon Prime will be showing four league games – you normally have to pay for an Amazon Prime membership but they have said you will not need membership to watch these games – these will be internet streamed instead of on TV

Sky are making 25 of their games available free on the Pick channel this is free to watch and is on:

Freeview 11                                 Freesat  144                           Sky 159                                    Virgin 165


Sadly, it doesn’t appear at the moment that any of the Championship games are being shown for free.

For a full list of all the upcoming games in both leagues and where you can watch them visit,