The English Premier League fixtures for 2020/2021 season have been released, and is the champions Liverpool, kicking off their title defence with newly promoted, Leeds United.
Liverpool faces a difficult start to their title defence, as they will be playing Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton in their first five games to the new season according to the Premier League fixtures released a few hours ago.
The 2020/2021 Premier League fixtures, will see teams kicking off actions from September 12th 2020, which is already some few weeks away.
Chelsea visit Brighton and Sheffield United meet Wolves. Fulham, Championship play-off winners, are at home to Arsenal, while the third promoted side, West Brom, take on Leicester.
Crystal Palace meet Southampton, Tottenham take on Everton and Newcastle go to West Ham,
C. Palace v Southampton – Sept 12
Fulham v Arsenal – Sept 12
Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12
Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12
West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12
West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12
Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14
Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14
Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
Manchester City were due to meet Aston Villa and Manchester United slated to visit Burnley, though their European commitments mean those games will be delayed.
With the season starting in mid-September due to the enforced delay of the previous one, the 2020-21 campaign is scheduled to run through to May 23, with the winter break put in cold storage.
Liverpool and Manchester City meet on November 7 (Etihad) and February 6 (Anfield), with Manchester derbies slated for December 12 (Old Trafford) and March 6 (Etihad) – with all dates subject to change for TV coverage. North London derbies between Arsenal and Tottenham are scheduled for December 5 (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium) and March 13 (Emirates). Midweek fixtures are at a premium as competition organisers try and fit a full season into one less month, with the first four rounds of the Carabao Cup – Premier League sides enter in the second and third rounds depending on European commitments – accounting for the first four midweek slots of the campaign.
Later in the season, FA Cup replays have been scrapped to further ease the burden on squads, while all 20 competing clubs wait to learn when they will be able to play in front of a crowd again with fixtures currently behind closed doors due to the pandemic.