#PLFixtures 2020/21: Champions Liverpool Start defence vs. Leeds
The Premier League announced its fixture list for the 2020-21 season on Thursday, with champions Liverpool starting their title defence at home to newly promoted Leeds.
Fellow Premier League new boys Fulham host Arsenal in an opening weekend London derby and West Brom take on Leicester City at the Hawthorns.
The opening round of fixtures will take place on the weekend of 12 September.
However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged.
This will allow City and United extra time to recover from their recent European campaigns, which finished last weekend, just four weeks before the 2020/21 Premier League season begins.
Instead, Manchester City’s first game will be at Wolves on September 19, while Manchester United play Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on that same weekend.
Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ opening matches are both scheduled for Monday, 14 September after their slightly earlier European exits.
The Blues are at Brighton, while Wolves go to Sheffield United.
The other opening weekend fixtures are Crystal Palace v Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur v Everton and West Ham United v Newcastle United.
Exact dates and kick-off times will be confirmed when the television selections are made.
The English Football League fixtures are expected to be announced on Friday.
|Premier League fixtures opening weekend (exact dates to change)|
|Crystal Palace v Southampton (12 Sep)|
|Fulham v Arsenal (12 Sep)|
|Liverpool v Leeds United (12 Sep)|
|Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (12 Sep)|
|West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City (12 Sep)|
|West Ham United v Newcastle United (12 Sep)|
|Brighton v Chelsea (14 Sep)|
|Sheffield United v Wolves (14 Sep)|
|Burnley v Manchester United (later date)|
|Manchester City v Aston Villa (later date)|