Man City begin title defence

Championship winners Fulham begin their Premier League season at home to Liverpool in the lunchtime kick-off on August 6, while newly-promoted Bournemouth host Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest – back in the top-flight for the first time since 1999 – go to Newcastle in the 3pm kick-offs.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will meet their 2021/22 title rivals Liverpool at Anfield on the weekend of October 15 before hosting Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend of April 1.

According to Sky Sports, Liverpool supporters will also be looking forward to an early-season match-up away to rivals Manchester United on August 20 before going to Goodison Park to face neighbours Everton in the first Merseyside derby on September 3.

The Manchester derbies and north London derbies are scheduled for the same weekends of October 1 and January 14, with City and Arsenal playing host in the first meetings.

For the first time ever, the Premier League season will pause after the weekend of November 12/13 for the winter World Cup in Qatar.

Man City begin title defence

The season will restart on Boxing Day – eight days after the World Cup final on December 18 – with fixtures including London derbies Arsenal vs West Ham, Brentford vs Tottenham and Crystal Palace vs Fulham, while Nottingham Forest go to Old Trafford

The opening weekend games
August 5

Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, 10pm – live on Sky Sports

August 6

Fulham vs Liverpool, 2.30pm

Bournemouth vs Aston Villa, 5pm

Leeds vs Wolves, 5pm

Leicester vs Brentford, 5pm

Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest, 5pm

Tottenham vs Southampton, 5pm

Everton vs Chelsea, 7.30pm

August 7

Manchester United vs Brighton, 4pm

West Ham vs Manchester City, 6.30pm

The final weekend games
Sunday May 28

Arsenal vs Wolves, 6pm

Aston Villa vs Brighton, 6pm

Brentford vs Manchester City, 6pm

Chelsea vs Newcastle, 6pm

Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest, 6pm

Everton vs Bournemouth, 6pm

Leeds vs Tottenham, 6pm

Leicester vs West Ham, 6pm

Manchester United vs Fulham, 6pm

Southampton vs Liverpool, 6pm