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YouTube football: Best channels for Premier League highlights

The Premier League is the world's most-watched football league and equally popular in the UK and abroad.

With increasing dominance on the global stage, the Premier League is now home to the majority of the world's best footballers. Most football fans, even those supporting teams in the Football League or non-league, are keen to catch one game or another.

The live action is supplemented by various Premier League highlights offerings, with BBC's Match of the Day representing the most famous and long-established programme dedicated to coverage of the English top-flight.

The Premier League's Saturday afternoon blackout

Despite the billions in television revenue that sustains the Premier League, it maintains a Saturday afternoon blackout, in agreement with the FA and UEFA, which means that there is no live coverage of games between the hours of 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday.

This is a protective measure for the football pyramid below England's top flight, to support attendance at live games by removing the attraction of staying in to watch the Premier League. How long the Saturday blackout will last is very much up for debate, especially as the current broadcast cycle has just two years remaining.

For now, though, the Saturday afternoon blackout leaves fans desperate for highlights on a Saturday evening. So we've brought together the places to catch these on YouTube in the UK.

How can I watch live Premier League coverage in the UK?

Live Premier League coverage in the UK can be found on Sky Sports and TNT Sports, with the occasional fixture card screened by Amazon Prime Video.

How many Premier League games are broadcast in the UK?

Of the 200 games currently broadcast live, Sky has the vast majority (128), with secondary broadcaster TNT (formerly BT Sports) showing 52 matches. The last of the rights holders is Amazon with 20 games, which is two rounds of fixtures.

What are the best YouTube football channels for Premier League highlights?

There is not too much of a variance when it comes to Premier League highlights, and overall coverage, on YouTube.

The Premier League's official channel, with 5.44 million subscribers, offers extensive highlights of the games but this is not available until the day after the fixture has taken place.

Another great channel for highlights is Sky Sports Premier League. On this YouTube platform, the main broadcaster of the league has an array of content including condensed action from the games, as well as further talking points and analysis, taken from Sky's overall coverage.

One other option for fans looking to watch Premier League highlights on YouTube is to check out the official club channels, like West Ham United for example.

From one club to another, they will take a different approach with their output as they have total control whilst still being able to benefit from having the ability to show goals from the games or even pitch action from a different angle. There will be very different types of features and bite-size content for fans of the respective clubs to enjoy and embrace.

Premier League club channels on YouTube

AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium
Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium
Aston Villa Villa Park
Brentford FC Brentford Community Stadium
Brighton & Hove The AMEX Stadium
Burnley FC Turf Moor
Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park
Everton FC Goodison Park
Fulham FC Craven Cottage
Liverpool FC Anfield Road
Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road
Manchester City Etihad Stadium
Manchester United Old Trafford
National Stadium Wembley Stadium
Newcastle United St. James' Park
Nottingham Forest FC City Ground
Sheffield United Bramall Lane
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
West Ham United London Stadium
Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium

Which Premier League club has most YouTube subscribers?

Liverpool (8.9m) and Manchester United (8.29m) lead the way for YouTube subscribers in the Premier League.

The two behemoths of English football are quite some distance ahead of the rest of the pack. Manchester City have 6.69m subscribers, Chelsea 4.65m and Arsenal 3.59m.

Next best on the list is Tottenham Hotspur with 3.15m subscribers and then a huge drop to Everton with 772,000 subscribers, Wolverhampton Wanderers with 695,000, Newcastle United on 529,000, Brighton & Hove Albion on 518,000 and West Ham United on 501,000.

Unsurprisingly, newly promoted side Luton Town have the fewest YouTube subscribers in the Premier League, with only 70,000-odd, but their channel is growing as they adjust to life in the top flight.

What about the Premier League channel itself? Well, that trails behind the leading three clubs – Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City – with 5.45m subscribers.

Graeme Hanna

A long-term Rangers season-ticket holder and switched-on football writer with a passion for fan culture, Graeme Hanna is a freelance writer who has featured in titles such as The Rangers Review, Glasgow Evening News and Give Me Sport, as well as having a long association with Follow Follow fanzine. He joined Football Ground Guide in September 2023 and stated that Juan Roman Riquelme is the best opposition player that he has seen at Ibrox. Graeme experienced a 36 hour supporters bus journey from Glasgow to Florence for the 2008 UEFA Cup semi-final and has attended games in several European counties with a particular interest in German fan culture.

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