20 Aug Champions Liverpool start defence vs. Leeds
The Premier League introduced its fixture checklist for the 2020-21 season on Thursday, with champions Liverpool beginning their title defence at house to newly promoted Leeds.
– Premier League: Full fixture checklist for 2020-21 season
Liverpool ended a 30-year wait to carry the league title final season, in a marketing campaign that was suspended for 100 days amid the coronavirus pandemic. Simply 48 days on from the top of the final season, Klopp’s Liverpool face Marcelo Bielsa’s males at Anfield, after Leeds ended their 16-year look ahead to promotion again to the Premier League.
KEY DATES 2020-21
|Europa League last||Aug. 21|
|Champions League last||Aug. 23|
|Neighborhood Defend||Aug. 29|
|UEFA Nations League||Sept. 4-9|
|Premier League begins||Sept. 12|
|La Liga begins||Sept. 12|
|Bundesliga begins||Sept. 18|
|Serie A begins||Sept. 19|
|Switch window closes||Oct. 5|
|UCL group stage begins||Oct. 20|
|UEL group stage begins||Oct. 22|
In an uncommon fixture calendar amid the issues attributable to COVID-19, different notable matches within the opening spherical embody Manchester United going through a visit to Burnley, final season’s runners-up Manchester Metropolis internet hosting Aston Villa, newly promoted Fulham internet hosting Arsenal and Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham welcoming Everton to Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis will miss the opening weekend of the Premier League after being granted an prolonged summer time break following their European commitments. The Premier League has but to substantiate official dates for all matches, with video games set for broadcast but to be determined.
But it surely’s the season’s finish that can concern United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, together with his aspect going through a troublesome run-in that culminates in a go to to Wolves on the ultimate day. From March onwards, United face journeys to Manchester Metropolis, Tottenham and bitter rivals Leeds, whereas additionally internet hosting Liverpool at Outdated Trafford on Might 1. It is a troublesome begin for United too, with house matches towards Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal of their first seven video games.
Liverpool face a troublesome begin, travelling to Chelsea earlier than internet hosting Arsenal after their opening day match with Leeds, with the season’s first Merseyside derby set for Oct. 17. The primary assembly between final season’s high two is scheduled for Nov. 7 on the Etihad, with the return fixture at Anfield in early February.
Pep Guardiola’s Metropolis journey to Wolves of their second match of the marketing campaign earlier than matches towards Leicester, Leeds and Arsenal. Metropolis finish the season with matches away at Brighton and Newcastle, a house conflict with Chelsea earlier than a visit to Palace and a house match towards Southampton to complete.
Followers is not going to be allowed to return to stadiums when the 2020-21 season begins as sport continues its combat towards COVID-19. Nevertheless, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has focused October for supporters to return to grounds. Different European nations resembling Italy are additionally beginning to develop plans to have spectators return. Spain, nevertheless, has stated it’s uncertain followers might be allowed into stadiums in September.
In the meantime, Premier League golf equipment have voted towards permitting using 5 substitutes in matches subsequent season. The measure was put in place to protect towards fatigue and harm final time period however golf equipment have agreed to revert to the standard three subs per match.