Premier League 2021/22 fixtures schemed; Man City crash Spurs, Man Utd host leeds, Norwich welcomes Liverpool in opening week

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Premier League 2021/22 fixtures schemed; Man City crash Spurs, Man Utd host leeds, Norwich welcomes Liverpool in opening week

Premier League champions Manchester City get their 2021/22 tittle defence under way to Tottenham Hotspur when the new season kicks off on the weekend of August 14.

It’s a tricky opener to Pep Duardiola’s quest for a fourth league tittle in five years, with Spurs looking to bounce back from an underwhelming 2020/21 season.

Meanwhile, newly-promoted Norwich City welcome Liverpool to Carrow Road, play-off winners Brentford host Arsenal, Champions League holders Chelsea have a London derby with Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, and Manchester United take on rivals Leeds United at Old Trafford in what looks set to be a fascinating curtain-raiser round of fixtures.

The fast start to the season continues with Arsenal vs Chelsea the following weekend, August 12, before Arsenal travels to Manchester City and Chelsea face Liverpool at Anfield on August 28.

Man City visit local rivals Manchester United on November 6, but the return match at the Etihad marks the start of a potentially key run of Games for Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s men.

Tittle hopefuls United face Man City away on March 5, and then play Tottenham at home on March 12, Liverpool away March 19, Leicester at home on April 2 and Everton away on April 9.

Liverpool go to Old Trafford on October 23, while the north London derby is scheduled for September 25 at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium and January 15 at Tottenham. The Merseyside derbies are November 30 at Gooddison Park and April 23 at Anfield.

United and Chelsea meet at Old Trafford on the penultimate weekend before the reason’s final round of games takes place on May 22.

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