Premier League fixtures set to be released

The 2021/22 Premier League fixtures will be released at 9am on Wednesday ahead of what promises to be another captivating campaign in England’s top flight football.

Champions Manchester City will be looking to win the title for the sixth time but could face fierce competition from runners-up Manchester United and 2019/20 winners Liverpool.

Chelsea’s resurgence under Thomas Tuchel is also likely to pose a threat to Pep Guardiola’s side, while Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will hope to go one step further and secure Champions League qualification following back-to-back fifth-place finishes.

West Ham were arguably the surprise package of the 2020/21 season as they narrowly missed out on a place in the top four, and north London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal will look to improve on their respective seventh and eighth-place spots last time out.

New to the Premier League for 2021/22 are Norwich City and Watford – both of whom secured returns back to the top flight at the first opportunity by claiming the Championship’s two automatic promotion spots.

Joining them in the league for the first time are Brentford, who beat Bournemouth and then Swansea City in the play-offs to feature at the highest level of English football for the first time since 1946/47.

The 2021/22 Premier League will start almost a month to the day earlier than the 2020/21 season did, on Saturday, August 14 – 34 days after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley