The fixtures for the 2021-2022 season have been confirmed by the Premier League. Watford and Norwich return after just a season in the second tier of English football.

Champions Manchester City are set to begin their title defence away to Tottenham Hotspurs.

Cross-city rivals Manchester United will go up against Leeds United at Old Trafford.

West London based and Champions League Winners Chelsea will kick off their season at home to Crystal Palace in a London derby.

Arsenal will face Brentford away as they try to find a way back into Europe.

2020 Premier League champions Liverpool will be away to new boys Norwich city.

The first Manchester derby will take place on 6th November 2021 at Old Trafford while the return leg will be on 5th March 2022.

North London derby is notoriously a goal-fest over the years. The first match will be played at the Emirates on 25 September 2021, while the return leg will take place on 15 January 2022.

The opening weekend games

Here’s the first round of fixtures for the 2021/22 Premier League season, which kicks off on August 14:

Brentford vs Arsenal

Burnley vs Brighton

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Everton vs Southampton

Leicester City vs Wolverhampton

Manchester United vs Leeds United

Newcastle United vs West Ham United

Norwich City vs Liverpool

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

Watford vs Aston Villa

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