Premier League 2021-22: Man City face Spurs, Brentford host Arsenal

EPL Champions, Manchester City will face Tottenham in the opening weekend of the 2021-22 English Premier League campaign.

The first fixtures takes place on August 14 and newly promoted side, Brentford hosts Arsenal in their first top-flight game since the 1946-47 season.

Likewise Norwich and Watford, who also promoted back into the EPL will face Liverpool and Aston Villa respectively.

Manchester United set up with Leeds United at the Theater of Dreams, while Champions League winner, Chelsea hosts Crystal Palace.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are favourites to retain the EPL title but opponents in their first game – Spurs, Norwich, Arsenal, Leicester, Southampton, Chelsea and Liverpool – likely to give them tough start.

Towards the end of the 2020-21 campaign, authorities allowed Premier League clubs to bring in a small percentage of their fans when the Covid-19 restrictions were eased.

Although, it is still unclear as to how many fans will be in attendance for the opening fixtures of the new season.

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Though, the Premier League says they are “committed to the ambition of full stadiums, including away supporters”.

Blockbuster Fixtures

The season launches into a London derby with Arsenal vs Chelsea the following weekend, August 21, before Arsenal travels to Etihad Stadium and Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on August 28.

Man City visit local rivals Manchester United on November 6. A return fixture is played as United face Man City away on March 5.

The Red Devils then play Spurs at home on March 12, Liverpool away on March 19, Leicester at home on April 2 and Everton away on April 9.

Liverpool go 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 November 30 at Goodison Park and April 23 at Anfield.

United and Chelsea meet at Old Trafford on a penultimate weekend before the season’s final round of games takes place on May 22.

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First round OF Premier League fixtures in full

Brentford v Arsenal

Burnley v Brighton

Chelsea v Crystal Palace

Everton v Southampton

Leicester City v Wolverhampton

Manchester United v Leeds United

Newcastle United v West Ham United

Norwich City v Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City

Watford v 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 Final Premier League games

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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