Premier League released the fixtures for the 2020/21 season which will begin from September 12. Defending champions Liverpool will face newly-promoted Leeds United at Anfield while the Manchester clubs will join the season late owing to their commitments in Europe.
England’s top domestic division will return back to action after a late end to the previous pandemic curtailed season. Liverpool’s title defence will begin with an outing against Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United.
FA Cup winners Arsenal will also face a newly promoted side in Fulham to mark a London derby on the very first day. Manchester United and Manchester City were scheduled to face Burnley and Aston Villa respectively, but with their campaign extended due to their involvement in Europe, they will start the campaign a week late.
As a result, Manchester United will kick start their season by hosting Crystal Palace while Manchester City will travel to the Molineux Stadium to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Here are the rest of the opening weekend fixtures:
- 12/09/2020 Crystal Palace v Southampton
- 12/09/2020 Fulham v Arsenal
- 12/09/2020 Liverpool v Leeds United
- 12/09/2020 Tottenham Hotspur v Everton
- 12/09/2020 West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City
- 12/09/2020 West Ham United v Newcastle United
- 14/09/2020 Brighton v Chelsea
- 14/09/2020 Sheffield United v Wolverhampton
The season is slated to end on May 23, 2021, 19 days before the beginning of the 2021 Euros.
Prominent match days in the Premier League 2020/21 season
Chelsea will host Liverpool in their first home game of the season on September 19 while Manchester United will square off against Tottenham Hotspurs on Matchweek 3 to mark off early big games in the season.
The defending champions have a tough start as they travel to Arsenal after their fixtures with Leeds and Chelsea. The first Merseyside derby will take place on October 17 at Goodison park while the Manchester derby is scheduled for November 7.
Build up to the Premier League
With little less than a month remaining for the commencement of the league, the first fixture played would be the FA Community Shield between Liverpool and Arsenal on 29 August. September 2 to September 10 will be set aside for the International fixtures.
The Champions League campaign will get underway from October 20 following the group stage draw.
To check out the entire list of the Premier League season, click here.