So, here is where each side will kick-off and end their Premier League 2023/24 campaign, as well as some of the the key match-ups you should save the date for throughout the next 12 months.
The season’s opening weekend offers some nail-biting matches. Most notably, on Friday August 11 the campaign will begin with a Champions vs Champions battle- as the Pep Guardiola’s treble winners will visit Vincent Kompany’s Championship winning Burnley side at Turf Moor. In this master vs apprentice type affair, the Belgian will look to prove himself worthy of managing at the game’s elite level against his former coach and former side.
Just two days later Mauricio Pochettino’s will face a tough test in his first competitive game as Chelsea boss, as The Blues will host Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, who will be seeking to bounce back from a disappointing fifth place finish last season.
As for the other promoted clubs, Sheffield United will host the currently managerless Crystal Palace in their return to the English top flight, whilst newcomers Luton will head to the Amex to face Roberto De Zerbi’s impressive Brighton side, as they compete in their first ever Premier League match- having been in England’s fifth tier just 13 years ago.
Opening day fixtures:
Friday August 11
Burnley vs Manchester City – kick-off 8pm, live on Sky Sports
Saturday August 12
Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest – kick-off 12.30pm
Bournemouth vs West Ham – 3pm kick-off
Brighton vs Luton – 3pm kick-off
Everton vs Fulham – 3pm kick-off
Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace – 3pm kick-off
Newcastle vs Aston Villa – 5:30pm kick-off
Sunday August 13
Brentford vs Tottenham – 2pm kick-off
Chelsea vs Liverpool – 4:30pm kick-off
Monday August 14
Manchester United vs Wolves – 8pm kick-off
As for season’s key rivalries and derbies to look out for, the first North London derby will take place at the Emirates Stadium on September 23, whilst The Gunners will travel to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with just four games to go on April 27.
On Merseyside, Liverpool will host Everton on October 21 before having to travel the short distance to Goodison on March 16 for the reverse fixture. Klopp’s Reds will also square of against fierce rivals Manchester United on December 16 and April 6 respectively.
Erik ten Hag’s Red Devils will battle against neighbours Man City at Old Trafford on October 28, before heading over to The Etihad Stadium on March 2, as they will be seeking to complete the League double over the only other English treble winning side in history. The two M23 derby fixtures will both take place just two months between eachother, as Brighton will face Palace just before Christmas Day on December 23, and then again on February 3.
In repsect to Chelsea, they will clash against London rivals Spurs on Novermber 4 and 24 February, in what will most likely be a bittersweet affair for their new Argentinian boss as he looks to defeat the side he took to the 2019 Champions League final, who are now led by ex-Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou- the first ever Australian head coach in England’s top division.
Skipping ahead to the final day on Sunday May 19, it is difficult to know what will be on the line for each club, but as always, whether it be fights for a place in the top four, a scrap at the bottom in the relegation places, or a monumental title race coming down to the final day, it will be sure to offer some exciting contests.
Final weekend games:
Arsenal vs Everton
Brentford vs Newcastle
Brighton vs Manchester United
Burnley vs Nottingham Forest
Chelsea vs Bournemouth
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa
Liverpool vs Wolves
Luton vs Fulham
Manchester City vs West Ham
Sheffield United vs Tottenham
So, there are some of the key fixtures you need to save the date for throughout the Premier League 2023/24 season, if it is anything like it has been in the past, it promises to be yet another extraordinary year of football.
Travis Levison | Get Football