Premier League matches 2020/21: Liverpool host Leeds on opening weekend, Manchester City and Manchester United start late | Football News

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New Premier League season kicks off on Saturday 12 September

Premier League champions Liverpool will face newly promoted Leeds United on the opening weekend of the 2020/21 season, but Manchester City and Manchester United will not be in the first round of matches.

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It’s a tantalizing start to life back in the top flight for Championship winners Marcelo Bielsa, Leeds, with their trip to Anfield on Saturday 12 September, while Premier League new boys Fulham welcome Arsenal to the ‘an opening weekend, the London and West Brom derby. Leicester City with Hawthorns.

However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United have been postponed to allow City and United to recover from their recent European campaigns, which ended last weekend, just four weeks before the start of the season. Premier League 2020/21.

Instead, Manchester City’s first game will be at Wolves on September 19, while Manchester United will play Crystal Palace at Old Trafford that same weekend.

Manchester United and Manchester City have had their weekend opener postponed to give them more time to recover from their European campaigns

Manchester United and Manchester City have had their weekend opener postponed to give them more time to recover from their European campaigns

There are also delays for Chelsea, who are heading to Brighton, and Wolves, who start with a trip to Sheffield United, due to their European involvement, which ended about a week earlier than clubs Manchester . These meetings will take place on Monday September 14th.

Elsewhere in the opening weekend, Crystal Palace will face Southampton at Selhurst Park, Everton and West Ham will face Newcastle at London Stadium.

  • C. Palace v Southampton – September 12
  • Fulham v Arsenal – September 12
  • Liverpool v Leeds – 12 septembre
  • Tottenham v Everton – September 12
  • West Brom v Leicester City – September 12
  • West Ham v Newcastle – September 12
  • Brighton v Chelsea – September 14
  • Sheff Utd v Wolves – 14 septembre
  • Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
  • Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
Chelsea and Wolves also had a short deadline for their restart, starting their season on Monday, September 14.

Chelsea and Wolves also had a short deadline for their restart, starting their season on Monday, September 14.

Difficult departures and derby dates

Liverpool face an intriguing start to their title defense. Following this thrilling opener with Leeds, their next fixtures will be Chelsea away, Arsenal at home and Aston Villa away ahead of a Merseyside derby with Everton at Goodison Park on October 17th. Their first confrontation with Manchester City will take place on the weekend of November 7.

It’s also a difficult start for FA Cup holders Arsenal with a few days of testing early in the season. After a trip to Fulham on the opening weekend, their next away games will be against Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Leeds and then north London rivals Tottenham on December 5.

Arsenal have a series of away tests from the start

Arsenal have a series of away tests from the start

After both missing the opening weekend, Manchester City and Manchester United will face off in the Manchester derbies scheduled for the weekend of December 12 and March 6. United’s first meeting with fierce rivals Liverpool will take place on January 16 at Anfield, with the return leg at Old Trafford. their fifth since May 1. They renew their rivalry with Leeds United on December 19.

Chelsea will travel to Liverpool on the second weekend of the season and play for Manchester United in late October after a second international break. Frank Lampard’s side also received a game that made the headlines on Boxing Day with a trip to Arsenal, and will start 2021 with a clash against Manchester City on January 2.

Premier League 2020/21 schedule – what you need to know

  • The 2020/21 Premier League season will start on Saturday September 12 and end on Sunday 23 May 2021 – 19 days before the start of the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament.

  • The season will begin behind closed doors, but some spectators may return to venues on a socially remote basis later in the year.

  • The opening weekend fixtures involving Manchester City and Manchester United have been postponed to give those clubs more time to recover from their involvement in the Champions League and Europa League round of 16, respectively.

  • Chelsea and Wolves were also short, with their weekend opener scheduled for Monday, September 14.

  • The truncated season will feature 32-weekend meet-ups, five midweeks, and one holiday. That compares to a typical Premier League season of 34 weekends, three midweeks and one holiday.

  • The Premier League has agreed with its UK broadcast partners to increase the number of matches broadcast live from 200 to 220 for the 2020/21 season only. Of the additional live matches, 12 will be broadcast on Sky Sports.

  • UK broadcast selections for the opening rounds will be confirmed next week.

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Other dates for your agenda

Next season Champions League the group stage will start October 20, at the same time as the Connect Europe back from the group stage.

The community shield will take place at Wembley on Saturday August 29. New season’s traditional curtain-raiser will see Premier League champions Liverpool to play Arsenal.

The match will be immediately followed by an international break of September 2-10, with England focused towards Iceland and Denmark in the League of Nations.

England will be in action at the start of September - before the Premier League returns - in the Nations League

England will be in action at the start of September – before the Premier League returns – in the Nations League

The October and November 2020 national team football windows will now feature triple headers instead of double headers, which will allow rescheduling of the European play-offs postponed to the start of the respective windows, the October 8 and 12 november.

The first four rounds of the Carabao Cup will be played from September 5, with Premier League clubs joining in the second round on September 15/16 and those in European competition entering the third round a week later.

the Coupe FA the third round is scheduled for January 9, 2021 – and reruns have been dropped this season.

Euro 2020 will now take place from June 11-July 11, 2021. The original 12 host cities have been confirmed as venues for the rescheduled tournament.

When does the transfer window take place?

The window will last 10 weeks this summer.

It opened on Monday July 27 and will close on Monday October 5 at 11 p.m.

An additional window reserved for domestic flights will operate from October 5 at 5 p.m. on October 16 But Premier League clubs will only be able to trade with EFL clubs – whether for loans or permanent registrations – and will not be able to do business with other Premier League clubs or clubs abroad.

The ins and outs of the Premier League

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Check here for a full list of all the ins and outs of the 2020 summer transfer window Premier League, which opened on July 27 and ends on October 5.

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