Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their 2021/22 title defense at Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.
It’s a rocky start to Pep Guardiola’s quest for a fourth league title in five years, with Spurs looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2020/21 season.
Meanwhile, newly promoted Norwich City host Liverpool at Carrow Road, play-off winner Brentford host Arsenal, Champions League champion Chelsea have a London derby with Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge , and Manchester United face rivals Leeds United at Old Trafford in what looks like. It will become a fascinating accessory round that raises the curtain.
The fast start to the season continues with Arsenal vs Chelsea the following weekend, August 21, before Arsenal travel to Manchester City and Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on August 28.
Manchester City will visit local rivals Manchester United on 6 November, but the return leg at Etihad marks the beginning of a potentially key series of matches for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men.
Title contenders United will face Man City on March 5 and then play Tottenham at home on March 12, Liverpool away on March 19, Leicester at home on April 2 and Everton. April 9th.
Liverpool head to Old Trafford on October 23, while the North London derby is scheduled for September 25 at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and January 15 at Tottenham. The Merseyside derbies are on November 30 at Goodison Park and April 23 at Anfield.
United and Chelsea meet at Old Trafford on the penultimate weekend before the final round of games of the season takes place on May 22.
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The opening games of the weekend
Here’s the first round of matches for the 2021/22 Premier League season, which begins on August 14:
Brentford vs Arsenal
Burnley vs Brighton
Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
Everton vs Southampton
Leicester City vs Wolverhampton
Manchester United vs Leeds United
Newcastle United vs West Ham United
Norwich City vs Liverpool
Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City
Watford vs Aston Villa
The Boxing Day games
The clashes lined up for December 26:
Aston Villa vs Chelsea
Brighton vs Brentford
Burnley vs Everton
Liverpool vs Leeds United
Manchester City vs Leicester City
Newcastle United vs Manchester United
Norwich City vs Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur vs Crystal Palace
West Ham United vs Southampton
Wolverhampton vs Watford
The games of the final day
Which of these games will be critical on May 22, 2022?
Arsenal vs Everton
Brentford vs Leeds United
Brighton vs West Ham United
Burnley vs Newcastle United
Chelsea vs Watford
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
Leicester City vs Southampton
Liverpool vs Wolverhampton
Manchester City vs Aston Villa
Norwich City vs Tottenham Hotspur
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Key dates for the 2021/22 season
The 2021/22 Premier League will kick off on Saturday August 14, 34 days after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.
The season will end on May 22, 2022, and all 10 games will begin at the same time.
The EFL 2021/22 season will begin on Saturday, August 7.
Next season’s League One campaign will end on the weekend of April 30, 2022, with League Two and the Championship on May 7 and 8 respectively.
The final of the League One play-offs will take place on Saturday May 21, the final of the League Two play-offs on Saturday 28 May and the final of the Championship play-offs on Sunday 29 of May.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.