Premier League fixtures 2020/21: Manchester City and Manchester United given delayed kick-off
The Premier League 2020/21 season will start on Saturday September 12 and finish on Sunday May 23, 2021 – before the rescheduled Euro 2020 tournament kicks off.
Premier League champions Liverpool will face newly-promoted Leeds United on the opening weekend of the 2020/21 season as both Manchester City and Manchester United sit out the first round of fixtures.
Leeds, with their trip to Anfield on Saturday September 12, while Fulham host Arsenal in an opening weekend London derby and West Brom take on Leicester City at The Hawthorns.
Manchester City vs Aston Villa and Burnley vs Manchester United have been postponed to allow City and United extra time to rest from their European campaigns, which finished four weeks before the 2020/21 Premier League season begins.
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, travel to Brighton, and Wolves, who begin with a trip to Sheffield United, and those fixtures will take place on Monday September 14.
Crystal Palace take on Southampton at Selhurst Park, Tottenham host Everton and West Ham face Newcastle at the London Stadium.
Liverpool face Leeds, in their next fixtures are Chelsea away, Arsenal at home and Aston Villa away before a Merseyside derby with Everton at Goodison Park on October 17.
Manchester City and Manchester United will clash in Manchester derbies scheduled for the weekend of December 12 and March 6. United’s first meeting with fierce rivals Liverpool comes on January 16 at Anfield, with the return fixture at Old Trafford their fifth-from-last on May 1.
Chelsea will travel to Liverpool on the second weekend of the season and will play at Manchester United at the end of October following a second international break.
Premier League 2020/21 – opening weekend fixtures
- C. Palace v Southampton – Sept 12
- Fulham v Arsenal – Sept 12
- Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12
- Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12
- West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12
- West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12
- Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14
- Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14
- Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed
- Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed
Next season’s Champions League group stage will get underway on October 20, at the same time as the Europa League’s group stage return.
The Community Shield will take place at Wembley on Saturday August 29 as Premier League champions Liverpool play Arsenal.
The match will be immediately followed by an international break from September 2-10, with England facing Iceland and Denmark in the Nations League.