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A London derby between Arsenal and Crystal Palace gets Sky Sports' Barclays Premier League coverage underway this Saturday (August 16th).

The match is the first of four to be shown live on Sky Sports this weekend, with Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea among the other top sides in action.

arsenal v crystal palace

Crystal Palace travel across the capital to the Emirates Stadium for a 5:30pm kick-off, to be shown live on Sky Sports 1.

The Eagles - who rallied under Tony Pulis to beat the relegation odds last season - go into the game as underdogs against Arsène Wenger's Gunners.

Arsenal have already claimed one piece of silverware this season, with the FA Cup holders defeating Manchester City 3-0 in the FA Community Shield at Wembley last weekend. 

However, the current Barclays Premier League champions will be more concerned about this Sunday's fixture away to Newcastle United, which is live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm.

Manuel Pellegrini's City have again splashed the cash this summer, bringing in goalkeeper Willy Caballero, midfielder Fernando and defender Eliaquim Mangala.

The new signings add further strength to a squad that will hope to progress further in Europe in 2014-15, while remaining a dominant force at home.

Liverpool - the side edged out by Manchester City in last year's title race - begin their campaign at home to Southampton at 1:30pm on Sunday August 17th.

Former Saints Rickie Lambert, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana could make their competitive debuts for the Reds against their former side.

New Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has lost the spine of the team which proved so successful last season, although Liverpool are minus the goals of Luis Suárez.

The fourth Barclays Premier League game to be televised on Sky Sports this weekend is Burnley v Chelsea, which is live on Sky Sports 1 at 8pm on Monday August 18th.

José Mourinho's side will be eager to get their campaign off to a flying start against Sean Dyche's Clarets, who were promoted from the Sky Bet Championship last season.

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