English Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Diogo Dalot of Manchester United celebrates his goal with team mates during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on August 07, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

English Premier League: LIVE scores 15 August 2021

Follow the English Premier League on Saturday 14 August with live scores from all seven matches in a full programme from the UK.

English Premier League

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: Diogo Dalot of Manchester United celebrates his goal with team mates during the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on August 07, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

The English Premier League is back with a bang, and you can look forward to seven matches on Saturday 14 August.

Those hoping to catch the action on a live broadcast will need to be the owners of a DStv Premium or Showmax Pro subscription.

English Premier League: LIVE scores 

Here you will find live scores from all seven English Premier League matches.

Manchester United vs Leeds United from 13:30 (SAST)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Manchester United’s headline signing Jadon Sancho will play a role in Saturday’s opening Premier League match with Leeds United, while Raphael Varane will miss out on a debut at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United will be looking win at the home of their fierce rivals for the first time in the league, since 1981. More recently, Jermaine Beckford’s memorable FA Cup strike saw Leeds win at Old Trafford in 2010. 

Burnley vs Brighton and Hove Albion from 16:00

Turf Moor will be free of capacity restrictions for the first time since Burnley drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur in March 2020 when the Clarets face Brighton in their English Premier League opening round fixture.

Burnley starting their sixth successive Premier League campaign and will be hoping the presence of fans will help them secure a first league win at Turf Moor since their 3-2 comeback victory over Aston Villa in January.

Brighton should be happy to make the trip to Turf Moor, a ground that they are unbeaten at in three of their last four visits as an English Premier League side.

Across the last 11 seasons, Burnley are unbeaten in eight opening day matches (four wins, four draws), whereas the Seagulls have typically started slightly less strongly, unbeaten in only five (four wins, one draw), though both sides have the same number of opening day victories. Whilst this data is of course trivial, it is still interesting to see how sides have performed historically.

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace from 16:00

Chelsea have only lost two of their last 22 opening weekend fixtures in the Premier League (17 wins, three draws) – Burnley at home in 2017 and Man Utd away in 2019).

N’Golo Kante is in line to make his 150th English Premier League start if selected while Kurt Zouma and Antonio Rudiger could make their 100th appearance in the top-flight.

Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira takes charge of another London club in Crystal Palace, with expectations low.

Chelsea are riding high off the back of a strong finish to the 2020/21 season and an excellent pre-season while Palace have been tipped for relegation.

Everton vs Southampton from 16:00

Everton manager Rafa Benitez has revealed Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison are fit for their English Premier League opener against Southampton, but five Toffees players will miss the match because they are self-isolating.

Benitez confirmed James Rodriguez is one of those in isolation due to COVID-19 protocols but did not expand on the others unavailable for selection.

Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl outlined ahead of kick-off his desire to turn the tables on Saints’ first match jinx, with the club winning just one of their last 14 opening day Premier League matches.

After missing the majority of pre-season with a knee injury, Southampton have been given a boost by the return to availability of captain James Ward-Prowse.

Leicester City vs Wolves from 16:00

Leicester City start a campaign where they hope to once again challenge the established order of the English Premier League.

The Foxes welcome Wolves to King Power Stadium on Saturday hoping to build on last weekend’s FA Community Shield success with a winning start to the Club’s eighth successive season in the Premier League. 

Having secured the Portuguese Primeira Liga title just over two years ago, Bruno Lage returns to English football for his first taste of head coaching in the Premier League with Wolves.

On Saturday, Lage will become the sixth Portuguese to manage in the Premier League, after Jose Mourinho, former Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo, Marco Silva, Andre Villas-Boas and Carvalhal.

Watford vs Aston Villa from 16:00

Watford’s last meeting with Aston Villa at Vicarage Road was back in December 2019. Troy Deeney scored twice and Ismaila Sarr netted a third in a 3-0 victory. Aston Villa won the most recent fixture 2-1 at Villa Park. They have lost just one of their last five opening matches in the Premier League.

Aston Villa finished 11th in the table, and beat several top sides throughout the season, including Chelsea, Arsenal, and most notably Liverpool, thrashing the Reds 7-2.

Club captain Jack Grealish departed Villa Park for a new challenge at champions Manchester City, but the Villans have strengthened their squad in a number of positions. Former Watford Academy graduate Ashley Young is one of those coming in to the side, along with winger Emiliano Buendia, defender Axel Tuanzebe, forward Leon Bailey and former Liverpool striker Danny Ings.

Norwich vs Liverpool from 18:30

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah could create Premier League history with a goal in the season-opener against Norwich City.

Salah has scored in Liverpools’ first game of the top-flight campaign in each of the previous four years since joining the club.

If Salah nets at Carrow Road, he would become the first Premier League player ever to strike on five successive opening weekends.

Przemyslaw Placheta is unavailable to feature in Saturday’s squad against Liverpool, Norwich City manager Daniel Farke confirmed.

Speaking to the media the Norwich City head coach added that a late decision will be made on Andrew Omobamidele, who has been suffering from tonsillitis this week.