The 2022/23 Premier League season is now less than two months away, and the anticipation is building already after the fixtures were released.
The last campaign was full of thrills and spills and the incredible title race between Manchester City and Liverpool that went down to the last day.
However, it wasn’t just the league crown pursuit that provided excitement, as the relegation battle, Champions League race and Europa League hunt were all decided on the final day too.
So, the new campaign has a lot to live up to and with fixtures now released imminently, the build-up has already started.
So, when will the top flight actually start? talkSPORT.com has all the details…
When will the Premier League start?
The season will begin on Saturday, August 6 but there will be an earlier game on Friday, August 5 with Crystal Palace set to host Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League game in 23 years will be against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Liverpool travel to Fulham and Bournemouth host Aston Villa.
However, Manchester City and Manchester United will start their campaigns on Sunday, August 7 against West Ham and Brighton.
The campaign will then conclude on Sunday, May 28 to allow the extra fixtures to be fitted in with the break for the World Cup.
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When will the Premier League take a break for the World Cup?
This season is set to be a bit unusual because of the Qatar World Cup, which will start in November and end just before Christmas.
Because of this, the top-flight will take a break with many players from all 20 clubs likely to be involved for their respective countries.
As it stands, there will be 16 Premier League rounds played between August and November 12/13. After this, the league will stop.
FIFA’s premier tournament then gets underway on November 21 and will finish on December 18.
The Premier League will resume on December 26, Boxing Day.
Full list of Premier League teams for 2022/23
- Aston Villa
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leeds United
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Nottingham Forest
- West Ham United
Premier League opening fixtures
- 05/08/2022 20:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal
- 06/08/2022 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Aston Villa
- 06/08/2022 12:30 Fulham v Liverpool
- 06/08/2022 15:00 Leeds United v Wolverhampton
- 06/08/2022 15:00 Leicester City v Brentford
- 06/08/2022 15:00 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
- 06/08/2022 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton
- 06/08/2022 17:30 Everton v Chelsea
- 07/08/2022 14:00 Manchester United v Brighton
- 07/08/2022 16:30 West Ham United v Manchester City
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