What’s in store for this season?

The season will be the first of six to be broadcast live on the BBC Sport website.

All six matches will be available in HD for the first time, with a further three to be screened in 720p and 1080p.

The coverage will be split into three periods.

The first two periods will be live coverage from 3pm BST on Wednesday.

All of the games will be shown live on BBC Sport Extra with highlights on Thursday and Friday.

The second period will be broadcast on the same day as the live broadcast, with all of the matches shown live and highlights on Saturday and Sunday.

In total, more than 1.5m viewers will have access to the BBC’s online coverage of the 2017-18 campaign.

The full season is expected to be available to watch in full at 8.15am on Friday.