Premier League clubs found out who they will face on the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season, which begins on August 14th, with the announcement of next season’s fixtures.
Last season kicked off in the middle of September, thanks to Covid 19 delaying the 2019/20 campaign, but this year things are back to normal on the second weekend in August.
Manchester City ended up running away with the Premier League title, securing their fifth title in nine years with three games to spare, and Pep Guardiola’s team open their season against Tottenham Hotspur.
Runners up Manchester United will be hoping to get closer to their rivals after going eight years without winning the title already, and they face long time rivals Leeds United on the opening weekend.
After struggling to defend the title last season, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to get off to a good start when Liverpool visit newly promoted Norwich City in mid August.
Chelsea are also expected to challenge for the title in the upcoming year, after Thomas Tuchel turned their fortunes around following his appointment in January, and look to have City’s number, having beaten them three times in recent month, including the Champions League final.
The Blues will come up against Crystal Palace on the opening day of the season.