We're still more than a month from kicking off the Premier League season and yet we're already getting fixture changes. Why Sky can't work out what they want before the fixtures are announced at all is a bit of a mystery, but the Television Gods work in mysterious and really quite stupid ways, so we get to re-jig the first part of the season according to their whims.
There have been six changes to our schedule all told, four of which are timing with the other two pushing our matches to a Sunday. Here's the list:
Aug. 8, 5:30pm: Chelsea vs. Swansea (originally 3:00pm)
Aug. 16, 4:00pm: Manchester City vs. Chelsea (originally 3:00pm Aug. 15)
Aug. 23, 1:30pm: West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea (originally 3:00pm Aug. 22)
Sep. 12, 12:45pm: Everton vs. Chelsea (originally 3:00pm)
Sep. 19, 12:45pm: Chelsea vs. Arsenal (originally 3:00pm)
Sep. 26, 5:30pm: Newcastle United vs. Chelsea (originally 3:00pm)
Out of our first two months of games, the only one that hasn't been altered is our home match against Crystal Palace on Aug. 29. Hurray for television.