The Premier League has officially revealed the top flight fixtures for December, with all 60 matches spread across broadcasters for supporters to watch.
And now, following the end of the Government’s second lockdown period, some clubs will be bringing a limited amount of supporters back into the stadiums for the first time this season.
West Ham’s clash with Ole Gunnar Solskajer’s Manchester United at the London stadium will be the first fixture screened with fans back in the stadium, along with Chelsea‘s match with Leeds United which also falls on December 5.
West Ham will face Manchester United on December 4 in the first broadcast fixture with fans
The tier system for the nation following the end of the lockdown period has been announced, meaning those cities in tier 2 are permitted to allow a minor number of fans inside the ground.
Cities such as Manchester currently find themselves placed in tier 3, though London is to be a tier 2 city from December 2.
Broadcasters Sky Sports, BT Sports and Amazon Prime Video will share the screening duties for the festive month, though there is also the surprise inclusion of a BBC fixture.
Crystal Palace’s trip to the Midlands to face Aston Villa on Boxing Day will be broadcast on terrestrial television, with BBC taking the coverage of the 3pm kick-off.