The English Premier League has returned, kicking off on Saturday 10th August at 02:00 local time, with Liverpool V Norwich.
The biggest clash of week 1 is arguably Manchester United V Chelsea on Sunday at 22:30, with many exciting fixtures to follow. Here are our picks for the opening weeks.
Week 2 – Manchester City V Tottenham, Saturday 17th August at 23:30
Week 3 – Liverpool V Arsenal, Saturday 24th August at 23:30
Week 4 – Arsenal V Tottenham, Sunday 1st September at 22:30
Week 5 – Manchester United V Leicester, Saturday 14th September at 19:00
English time is 5 hours behind Phnom Penh. This means that some fixtures will be kicking off at 01:00am on Friday night/Saturday morning local Cambodian time. Fortunately many bars are either open 24/7 or will open at unconventional business hours for big fixtures.
From experience, any teams outside the ‘big six*‘ won’t warrant a closed venue opening unless they’re contacted by a big group of fans. We’ve noticed a wave of Villa fans in Phnom Penh, so lads – you’ll need to make your presence known!
*Man City, Man United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool.
The 24 Hour Haven
All Sports Bar
Located amongst a vibrant clubbing area, All Sports Bar is stacked out with many screens offering multiple matches. The team have access to a huge variety of channels and with a bit of notice they can hunt down some of the most obscure match-ups on TV.
The Fan Favourite
Score know they are arguably the most obvious destination in the city for the big games. With an impressively large main screen, and plenty others dotted around the bar – this sporting hot-spot is always packed for the big games.
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The Riverside Hotspot
Photo: Cheers Bar featured The Moustache Band for the Champions League final, dressed appropriately! (Credit: Cheers Sports Bar Facebook Page)
Committed to delivering exciting sporting atmosphere, Cheers have brought in live bands for pre-match entertainment for the biggest games of the season. This is something we hope to see more of as the league leaders face off.
UPDATE (08/08/19): Cheers Sports Bar closes at midnight, so the Liverpool V Norwich game (and other late Friday night games) won’t be shown.
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The One With The Pool
This guest house has build up a great reputation for having a penchant for sport. If visiting for a daytime match then don’t forget your swimming trunks to go for a dip afterwards!
The Ones We Missed
Aware of other venues worthy of a mention? Get in touch!
Phnom Penh is filled with cosy guesthouses, bustling bars and stylish saloons. Let us know if there’s somewhere brilliant that we should add to our list. You can drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram or e-mail directly to Frazermacrobert@outlook.com.
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