The premier league for the year 2020/21 is set to kick off from September 12, with six games being played on that day. With Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich relegated, Leeds, Fulham and West Brom have been promoted to the top flight in English football this season.
Crystal Palace will face Southampton on their first game where they will be hoping to end their dismal run of form from the previous season where they just earned one point from their last five games. The saints would be gutted as they missed out on top ten finish last season by mere two points and would be looking forward to aim for top half finish in the league.
Fulham made an immediate return to the premier league and will face fellow London rivals Arsenal who will be in high spirits after winning the FA cup this year. Champions Liverpool will be looking to defend their title as they begin their campaign by hosting new comers Leeds who made a comeback after a decade. Last season’s fifth and sixth placed Leicester and Tottenham will face each other in their opening game as both of the teams would be dissatisfied with their last season’s standings, specially the foxes, who had it in their own hand to qualify for the champions league after losing to Manchester United on the last game.
West Ham, who fought off relegation after their late resurgence will host Newcastle United to start things off for their 2020 campaign. Wolves will play Sheffield United as they would like to fight for the top 6 if not top 4 after impressive displays in the previous season. Chelsea will go to Brighton as they look forward to having a better season after making the most impressive signings in form of striker Timo Werner from RB Leipzig and Hakim Ziyech from Ajax but have lot to ponder upon their defensive woes.
Manchester City and Manchester United will get extended rest due to their extended games in Champions League and Europa League respectively and their fixture dates with Aston Villa and Burnley respectively will be decided later.