The fixture list for the 2022-23 Premier League season was released on Thursday, with defending champions Manchester City at West Ham and Eric ten Hag’s Manchester United reign starting with a home game against Brighton, off to a grim start. his new job.
City sealed the 2021-22 title in an extraordinary fashion on the final day, coming from a 2-0 deficit to defeat Aston Villa 3-2 and beat Liverpool in an exciting race. Pep Guardiola’s side are vying to become the first Premier League side to win the title three seasons in a row since Manchester United in 2009; Their campaign begins at the London Stadium, before hosting the newly promoted Bournemouth.
The first meeting between the two best teams of last season comes in October. 15 when Guardiola’s men visit Anfield, with the corresponding fixture set for April 1. Jurgen Klopp’s side kicked off their campaign against newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.
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Manchester United suffered the nightmare of the 2021-22 season, ending with the lowest points tally in the Premier League era. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked mid-season and Ralf Rangnick took over temporarily, but he left the club this summer before the end of his two-year advisory role.
Ten Hag is the latest man to try to stop corruption at Old Trafford, and he has a tough start at United. A home game against Liverpool is the club’s third game of the season, on August 3. 20. In that match last season, Solskjaer’s team suffered the most humiliating defeat in their history when Liverpool won 5-0.
United’s first 10 matches in the campaign also include trips to Leicester and Everton as well as a visit to Arsenal. The first Manchester derby of the season comes in October. First at the Etihad, with the Old Trafford game set for January 1. 14.
The 2022-23 season begins with Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal on Friday, August. 5, then another program of seven matches on Saturday, including Everton’s Frank Lampard host former Chelsea club.
Spurs led by Antonio Conte beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal to take the remaining spot in the Champions League last season, and the team opens with a home game against Southampton, with the first north London derby of the season in the Emirates in October. 1.
The Premier League is in its 30th year since its inception in 1992, and the new season is taking a different shape from previous campaigns, with the league being suspended in November due to the Qatar World Cup. The pre-tournament league finals will be played on 3 November. On 12-13, the FA submitted a formal request to the Premier League asking that matches between the Big Six not be scheduled for the weekend before the World Cup kicks off, sources told ESPN.
There are no Big Six competitions this weekend, with City hosting Brentford, Liverpool hosting Southampton, Chelsea hosting Newcastle, Tottenham hosting Leeds and Arsenal traveling to Wolverhampton and United to face Fulham at Craven Cottage.
The World Cup final will be held on the 3rd of December. 18. The Premier League returns on December 3rd. 26 with a full program of matches including Liverpool at Steven Gerrard Stadium, Aston Villa, Leeds vs. Manchester City, and the London derby between Arsenal and West Ham. The next round of matches won’t be until New Year’s Eve this season, to ease the workload for post-World Cup teams.
Elsewhere on opening day, Nottingham Forest, who returned to the First Division for the first time in 23 years, kicked off with a trip to St James’ Park to face Newcastle, while Bournemouth host new boys Aston Villa.
Matches are subject to change due to the transmission of matches for television purposes and how teams can progress in domestic and European cup competitions.