Karen Carney among new names joining Sky Sports for 2021-22 football season

Thursday 5 August 2021

Ahead of the start of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League in September and the start of the English Football League this weekend, Sky Sports has revealed the new faces joining the football talent line-up for the 2021-22 season.

With four leading domestic football leagues (Premier League, Barclays FA WSL, EFL and SPFL) Sky Sports has strengthened its talent line-up with former England and Chelsea captain Karen Carney MBE and ex-Tottenham and England defender, Michael Dawson, among the new names customers will be able to see on Sky Sports’ football coverage this season.

Karen Carney, who won over 100 caps for the Lionesses, joins as the lead pundit for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, which comes to Sky Sports for the first time this September. Carney will also be a part of the matchday team for the Premier League and makes her Sky Sports debut on this weekend’s EFL double header.

Caroline Barker will become the lead presenter for the Barclays FA WSL with Lynsey Hooper joining as the Barclays FA WSL reporter and commentator Seb Hutchinson also a new addition ahead of the new season.

Michelle Owen, who has been reporting for Soccer Saturday for 7 years, will join David Prutton on Sky Sports’ EFL coverage and Michael Dawson will join Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Saturday team as a pundit and also as a regular match analyst for Premier League and EFL.

Joining regulars includingJamie Carragher, Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp, Micah Richards and Graeme Souness, the new Sky Sports Football line-up will cover 128 Premier League matches including the top pick fixture every weekend; 138 matches from the EFL; up to 48 matches from the SPFL and at least 35 matches with top picks from the Barclays FA Women’s Super League. 

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