Christmas sport TV guide: When and how to watch Premier League, Darts, Ashes and more over festive period

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Christmas is almost here, and with it comes a jam-packed sporting calendar.

There is plenty of action from the World Darts Championship and the Ashes to look forward to, while there is the traditional hectic Premier League schedule.

It remains to be seen what impact Covid-19 outbreaks at several clubs has on that fixture list.

Here’s our guide on what’s on over the festive period and how to watch it, making sure you’re on top of all the sport on TV over the next couple of weeks.

Monday December 20

Football

Championship: Fulham vs Sheffield United (Sky Sports Main Event 19:45)

Cricket

The Ashes: Second Test, Day Five (BT Sport 1, 03:30)

Big Bash: Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:00)

Darts

World Darts Championship: Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

American Football

NFL: New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sky Sports NFL, 01:20)

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Tuesday December 21:

Football

Carabao Cup: Arsenal vs Sunderland (Sky Sports Main Event 19:45)

Cricket

Big Bash: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:15)

Darts

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

American Football

NFL: Minnesota Vikings vs Chicago Bears (Sky Sports NFL, 01:15)

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Wednesday December 22:

Football

Carabao Cup: Tottenham vs West Ham (Sky Sports Main Event 19:45)

Cricket

Big Bash: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:15)

Darts

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Thursday December 23:

Cricket

Big Bash: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:15)

Darts

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

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Friday December 24:

Cricket

Big Bash: Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars (Sky Sports Main Event, 04:30)

American Football

NFL: San Francisco 49ers vs Tennessee Titans (Sky Sports NFL, 01:20)

Saturday December 25:

Cricket:

The Ashes: Third Test, Day One (BT Sport 1, 23:30)

American Football

NFL: Cleveland Browns vs Green Bay Packers (Sky Sports NFL, 21:30)

Sunday December 26:

Football

Premier League: Liverpool vs Leeds (BT Sport 1 12:30), Aston Villa vs Chelsea (Sky Sports Main Event 17:30), Brighton vs Brentford (Sky Sports Main Event 20:00),

Championship: Barnsley vs Stoke City (Sky Sports Main Event 15:00), Cardiff vs Coventry (Sky Sports Football Red Button 15:00), Huddersfield vs Blackpool (Sky Sports Football Red Button 15:00), Hull vs Blackburn (Sky Sports Football Red Button 15:00), Peterborough vs Reading (Sky Sports Football Red Button 15:00), Luton vs Bristol City (Sky Sports Football Red Button 15:00)

Scottish Premiership: St Johnstone vs Celtic (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30)

Cricket:

The Ashes: Third Test, Day Two (BT Sport 1, 23:30)

Big Bash: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers (Sky Sports Main Event, 07:05), Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades (Sky Sports Main Event, 10:15)

Rugby Union:

Premiership: Bristol Bears vs Leicester Tigers (BT Sport 2, 14:00), Bath vs Gloucester (BT Sport 2, 16:30)

Horse Racing

Kempton: King George VI Chase Day (ITV, 13:00)

American Football

NFL: Indianapolis Colts vs Arizona Cardinals (Sky Sports NFL, 01:15)

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Monday December 27:

Football

Premier League: Newcastle vs Man United (Sky Sports Main Event 20:00)

Championship: Derby vs West Brom (Sky Sports Main Event 15:00), QPR vs Bournemouth (Sky Sports Main Event 17:30)

League One: Doncaster vs Sunderland (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30)

Cricket:

The Ashes: Third Test, Day Three (BT Sport 1, 23:30)

Big Bash: Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers (Sky Sports Main Event, 07:05), Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars (Sky Sports Main Event, 10:15)

Horse Racing

Chepstow: Welsh Grand National Day (ITV4, 12:45)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Arena 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Rugby Union:

Premiership: Harlequins vs Northampton Saints (BT Sport 2, 17:00)

American Football

NFL: Washington Football Team vs Dallas Cowboys (Sky Sports NFL, 01:20)

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(Getty Images)

Tuesday December 28:

Football:

Premier League: Arsenal vs Wolves (Amazon Prime Video 12:30), Crystal Palace vs Norwich (Amazon Prime Video 15:00), Southampton vs Tottenham (Amazon Prime Video 15:00), Watford vs West Ham (Amazon Prime Video 15:00), Leeds vs Aston Villa (Amazon Prime Video 17:30), Leicester vs Liverpool (Amazon Prime Video 20:00)

Cricket:

The Ashes: Third Test, Day Four (BT Sport 1, 23:30)

Big Bash: Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:15)

Horse Racing

Leopardstown: Savills Chase Day (ITV4, 12:55)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Main Event 19:00)

American Football

NFL: Miami Dolphins vs New Orleans Saints (Sky Sports NFL, 01:15)

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(Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Wednesday December 29:

Football:

Premier League: Chelsea vs Brighton (Amazon Prime Video 19:30), Brentford vs Man City (Amazon Prime Video 20:15)

Championship: Birmingham vs Peterborough (Sky Sports Football Red Button 19:45), Sheffield United vs Hull (Sky Sports Football Red Button 19:45)

Scottish Premiership: Aberdeen vs Rangers (Sky Sports Main Event 19:45)

Cricket:

The Ashes: Third Test, Day Five (BT Sport 1, 23:30)

Big Bash: Sydney Sixes vs Brisbane Heat (Sky Sports Main Event, 07:05), Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes (Sky Sports Main Event, 08:15)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Thursday December 30:

Football:

Premier League: Everton vs Newcastle (Amazon Prime Video 19:30), Man United vs Burnley (Amazon Prime Video 20:15)

Championship: Nottingham Forest vs Huddersfield (Sky Sports Main Event 19:45), Bournemouth vs Cardiff (Sky Sports Football Red Button 19:45), Bristol City vs QPR (Sky Sports Football Red Button 19:45)

Cricket:

Big Bash: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars (Sky Sports Main Event 08:15)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Friday December 31:

Cricket:

Big Bash: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder (Sky Sports Main Event 08:15)

Saturday January 1:

Football:

Premier League: Arsenal vs Man City (BT Sport 1 12:30), Crystal Palace vs West Ham (Sky Sports Main Event 17:30)

Championship: Sheffield United vs Middlesbrough (Sky Sports Football 12:30)

Cricket:

Big Bash: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat (Sky Sports Main Event 05:00), Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades (Sky Sports Cricket 08:30)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Afternoon Session (Sky Sports Main Event 12:30), Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Rugby Union:

Premiership: Sale vs Wasps (BT Sport 14:00), Exeter Chiefs vs Bristol (BT Sport 16:30)

Horse Racing

Cheltenham: New Year’s Day Meeting (ITV, TBC)

Sunday January 2:

Football:

Premier League: Brentford vs Aston Villa (Sky Sports Main Event 14:00), Chelsea vs Liverpool (Sky Sports Main Event 16:30)

Cricket:

Big Bash: Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers (Sky Sports Cricket 04:30), Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers (Sky Sports Cricket 08:15)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 19:00)

Rugby Union:

Premiership: Gloucester vs Harlequins (BT Sport 15:00)

Monday January 3:

Football:

Premier League: Man United vs Wolves (Sky Sports Main Event 17:30)

Championship: Swansea vs Fulham (Sky Sports Football 15:00)

Cricket:

Big Bash: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades (Sky Sports Cricket 08:15)

Darts:

World Darts Championship: Evening Session (Sky Sports Arena 20:00)

American Football

NFL: Minnesota Vikings vs Green Bay Packers (Sky Sports NFL, 01:20)

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