The 2021/22 Premier League season ended just under a month ago, but the build up for the next campaign has already started.

The transfer window is already in full swing, with Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland set to be in the top-flight this year for Liverpool and Manchester City, respectively.

Manchester City are set to defend their Premier League crown

Manchester City are set to defend their Premier League crown

However, the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea are all looking to get back to the top as well.

Further down the table, Newcastle, Aston Villa and West Ham are also preparing for exciting seasons ahead.

There will also be huge anticipation for Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Bournemouth, who are back in the Premier League.

So, no matter who you support, fixture day is always exciting, and it’s a sign that the new season is edging ever closer.

After 23 years of absence, Forest are back in the big time

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After 23 years of absence, Forest are back in the big time

When will the fixtures be released?

The 2022/23 fixtures are set to be released at 9am on Thursday, June 16.

The fixtures will be subject to change when the radio and TV companies have their picks.

And the FA Cup and Carabao Cup will also lead to changes as the campaign progresses.

How are the fixtures worked out?

Contrary to popular opinion, some random fixture generator doesn’t decide the Premier League fixtures.

Instead, schedulers first input all international, European club and cup games into the calendar.

The Premier League games are then picked in the dates that are free.

The fixtures are then separated into ‘sequencing’ with five match weeks built at a time.

Within each block, teams get three home ties and two away, with the process reversed.

Each club are placed into a ‘pairing grid’, which confirms each home match, with fixtures then mixed randomly to finalise the details of every clash.

This system prevents teams playing successive home or away games at the start or end of the season to avoid an unfair disadvantage.

Rules surrounding broadcasting prevent an exact replication of fixtures in the second half of the season with game weeks 1 to 19 not mirrored in 20 to 38.

Who will Haaland’s first opponents be?

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Who will Haaland’s first opponents be?

Full list of Premier League teams 2022/23

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Bournemouth
  • Brentford
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Chelsea
  • Crystal Palace
  • Everton
  • Fulham
  • Leeds United
  • Leicester City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United
  • Nottingham Forest
  • Southampton
  • Tottenham
  • West Ham United
  • Wolves

talkSPORT LIVE – Don’t miss Brazil and Parlour!

Alan Brazil and Ray Parlour have been wooing audiences up and down the country this year with their hilarious double act, live on stage.

This is your last chance to get tickets for the final two shows of the tour, in Newcastle and Nottingham.

Both have lived life to the full both in their playing days and subsequently on and after their talkSPORT radio show!

Hear from both legends as they recount tales from the dressing room, from the studio, from their playing days, travels on international duty… and of course Cheltenham!

The shows will be hosted by talkSPORT’s Shebahn Aherne.

Don’t miss a belting good evening out. Click on the link HERE to buy your tickets.

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