Premier League fixtures: 2020/21 schedule announced - key dates to watch out for

Premier League fixtures: 2020/21 schedule announced - key dates to watch out for
Simon Winter
Simon Winter
August 20, 2020
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Born in the south east of Ireland, Simon put his life-long love of football to good use when he started a successful independent blog in 2010. That opened up an alternative route to a career in journalism, and having had work published across a number of sites and publications, Simon joined the staff at Spotlight Sports Group in 2018.

The Premier League have released their official fixture list for the new 2020/21 campaign this morning.

Supporters everywhere are busy scanning through the freshly inked schedule, plotting the journey their team will take through the new season and picking out the easiest and trickiest looking sequences of games, along with local derby and rival team clashes.

Of course, the calendar has yet to be picked apart and rearranged by the TV broadcasters, however, we still have a decent, general idea about who will play who and when.

In 2020/21, first-time champions Liverpool will be aiming to defend their crown, while the race to secure a top four finish a little further down promises to be just as engaging, with Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Leicester, Tottenham and Wolves all targeting reinforcements before the action starts.

In Leeds, West Brom and Fulham, the Premier League has three new combatants to keep things fresh, and with such a small gap between the previous and new campaigns, the mid-season exhale is much shorter than usual.

Let’s take a closer look the 2020/21 fixture list and how the scheduling could affect the race for places at both ends of the table next season.

Remember – we’ll be covering every fixture in detail with betting tips and match previews on our Premier League predictions page.


Premier League opening fixtures

West Brom manager Slavan Bilic

Saturday, 12 September 2020

Crystal Palace vs Southampton

Fulham vs Arsenal

Liverpool vs Leeds

Tottenham vs Everton

West Brom vs Leicester City

West Ham vs Newcastle

Monday, 14 September 2020

Brighton v Chelsea

Sheff Utd v Wolves

*Burnley vs Man Utd and Man City vs Aston Villa have been postponed due to the Manchester clubs’ European involvement.

Premier League champions Liverpool begin their title defence against Leeds United at Anfield on September 12th – where the Reds will kick off against promoted opposition at home for the second year running.

Elsewhere, Tottenham’s clash with Everton pitting former Champions League winning managers Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti against each other is the weekend’s other standout fixture.

Sheffield United’s meeting with Wolves also promises to be a captivating watch between two teams who flirted with Champions League qualification last term.


Premier League last day fixtures: potential for drama on the final day?

Sadio Mane Liverpool

Premier League 20/21 Final Day Fixtures

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Arsenal vs Brighton

Aston Villa vs Chelsea

Fulham vs Newcastle

Leeds vs West Brom

Leicester vs Tottenham

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Man City vs Everton

Sheffield United vs Burnley

West Ham vs Southampton

Wolves vs Manchester United

The 2019/20 title race was decided miles before the finish line last season, however, if things run a little closer this time around, both favourites – Liverpool and Man City – close out their campaigns with winnable looking home ties against Crystal Palace and Everton respectively.

Elsewhere, two of the division’s new boys Leeds and West Brom will hope to have extinguished any lingering relegation fears before they face off at Elland Road on the final day, while Wolves last fixture against Man Utd has the look of a potential top four decider.


Premier League derby dates

Harry Maguire Man Utd

17 October – Everton v Liverpool

5 December – Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

12 December – Manchester United v Manchester City

16 January – Wolves vs West Brom

20 February – Liverpool v Everton

6 March – Manchester City v Manchester United

13 March – Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

01 May – West Brom vs Wolves

Supporters won’t have to wait long to watch the first big derby game of the new season. The first of two Merseyside derbies between Everton and Liverpool pencilled in for October 17th, with the return fixture at Anfield on February 20th.

Elsewhere, Arsenal and Spurs renew their rivalry on December 5th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and the North London antagonists meet again on Arsenal’s patch on March 13th.

The first Manchester derby of the new campaign between United and City takes place on December 12th, before they lock horns again in early March. United famously beat City home and away last season, bagging the bragging rights and six points against their neighbours.

West Brom’s promotion means supporters also have the Black Country derby to look forward to this term, and the regional rivals will go head-to-head at Molineux on January 16, before the return fixture at the Hawthorns on May 1st.


Liverpool Premier League champion

Favourable Run in for Liverpool?

Liverpool’s bid to retain their Premier League title could be aided by what looks an extremely favourable run in on paper.

Jurgen Klopp’s all-conquering Reds close out the 2020/21 season with an eight-game surge against Aston Villa (H), Leeds (A), Newcastle (H), Man Utd (A), Southampton (H), West Brom (A), Burnley (A) and Crystal Palace (H) – a sequence that looks like potentially points laden streak.

If the Merseysiders fulfil expectations and are in the title mix again ahead of the campaign’s climax, then the landscape for a strong final flourish looks favourable.

Manchester United’s Champions League conundrum

Manchester United’s remarkable turnaround and eventual third place finish last season allowed them to return to the Champions League under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, however, if the Red Devils are to enjoy success on multiple fronts next term, it looks as though they will have to do it the hard way.

United’s extremely tough post-Champions League group stage fixtures reads as follows : Chelsea (H), Arsenal (H), Everton (A), Southampton (A), West Ham (A), Manchester City (H).

With United’s squad already looking thin and short on depth, Solskjaer could find juggling multiple responsibilities a tough task.


Full Premier League 2020/21 season fixture List

Manchester City Kevin De Bruyne

Saturday, September 12

  • Burnley vs Manchester United (Postponed)
  • Crystal Palace vs Southampton
  • Fulham vs Arsenal
  • Liverpool vs Leeds United
  • Man City vs Aston Villa (Postponed)
  • Tottenham vs Everton
  • West Brom vs Leicester
  • West Ham vs Newcastle

Monday, September 14

  • Brighton vs Chelsea (8pm)
  • Sheffield United vs Wolves (8pm)

Saturday, September 19

  • Arsenal vs West Ham
  • Aston Villa vs Sheffield United
  • Chelsea vs Liverpool
  • Everton vs West Brom
  • Leeds vs Fulham
  • Leicester vs Burnley
  • Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
  • Newcastle vs Brighton
  • Southampton vs Tottenham
  • Wolves vs Man City

Saturday, September 26

  • Brighton vs Manchester United
  • Burnley vs Southampton
  • Crystal Palace vs Everton
  • Fulham vs Aston Villa
  • Liverpool vs Arsenal
  • Man City vs Leicester
  • Sheffield United vs Leeds
  • Tottenham vs Newcastle
  • West Brom vs Chelsea
  • West Ham vs Wolves

Saturday, October 3

  • Arsenal vs Sheffield United
  • Aston Vilal vs Liverpool
  • Chelsea vs Crystal Palace
  • Everton vs Brighton
  • Leeds vs Man City
  • Manchester United vs Tottenham
  • Newcastle vs Burnley
  • Southampton vs West Brom
  • Wolves vs Fulham

Saturday, October 17

  • Chelsea vs Southampton
  • Crystal Palace vs Brighton
  • Everton vs Liverpool
  • Leeds vs Wolves
  • Leicester vs Arsenal
  • Newcastle vs Manchester United
  • Sheffield United vs Fulham
  • Tottenham vs West Ham
  • West Brom vs Burnley

Saturday, October 24

  • Arsenal vs Leicester
  • Aston Villa vs Leeds
  • Brighton vs West Brom
  • Burnley vs Tottenham
  • Fulham vs Crystal Palace
  • Liverpool vs Sheffield United
  • Manchester United vs Chelsea
  • Southampton vs Everton
  • West Ham vs Man City
  • Wolves vs Newcastle

Saturday, October 31

  • Aston Villa vs Southampton
  • Burnley vs Chelsea
  • Fulham vs West Brom
  • Leeds vs Leicester
  • Liverpool vs West Ham
  • Manchester United vs Arsenal
  • Newcastle vs Everton
  • Sheffield United vs Man City
  • Tottenham vs Brighton
  • Wolves vs Crystal Palace

Saturday, November 7

  • Arsenal vs Aston Villa
  • Brighton vs Burnley
  • Chelsea vs Sheffield United
  • Crystal Palace vs Leeds
  • Everton vs Manchester United
  • Leicester vs Wolves
  • Man City vs Liverpool
  • Southampton vs Newcastle
  • West Brom vs Tottenham
  • West Ham vs Fulham

Saturday, November 21

  • Aston Villa vs Brighton
  • Burnley vs Crystal Palace
  • Fulham vs Everton
  • Leeds vs Arsenal
  • Liverpool vs Leicester
  • Manchester United vs West Brom
  • Newcastle vs Chelsea
  • Sheffield United vs West Ham
  • Tottenham vs Man City
  • Wolves vs Southampton

Saturday, November 28

  • Arsenal vs Wolves
  • Brighton vs Liverpool
  • Chelsea vs Tottenham
  • Crystal Palace vs Newcastle
  • Everton vs Leeds
  • Leicester vs Fulham
  • Man City vs Burnley
  • Southampton vs Manchester United
  • West Brom vs Sheffield United
  • West Ham vs Aston Villa

Saturday, December 5

  • Aston Villa vs Newcastle United
  • Brighton vs Southampton
  • Burnley vs Everton
  • Chelsea vs Leeds
  • Liverpool vs Wolves
  • Man City vs Fulham
  • Sheffield United vs Leicester
  • Tottenham vs Arsenal
  • West Brom vs Crystal Palace
  • West Ham vs Manchester United

Saturday, December 12

  • Arsenal vs Burnley
  • Crystal Palace vs Tottenham
  • Everton vs Chelsea
  • Fulham vs Liverpool
  • Leeds vs West Ham
  • Leicested vs Brighton
  • Manchester United vs Man City
  • Newcastle vs West Brom
  • Southampton vs Sheffield United
  • Wolves vs Aston Villa

Tuesday, December 15

  • Arsenal vs Southampton
  • Aston Villa vs Burnley
  • Fulham vs Brighton
  • Leeds vs Newcastle
  • Leicester vs Everton
  • Sheffield United vs Manchester United
  • West Ham vs Crystal Palace
  • Wolves vs Chelsea

Wednesday, December 16

  • Liverpool vs Tottenham (8pm)
  • Man City vs West Brom (8pm)

Saturday, December 19

  • Brighton vs Sheffield United
  • Burnley vs Wolves
  • Chelsea vs West Ham
  • Crystal Palace vs Liverpool
  • Everton vs Arsenal
  • Manchester United vs Leeds
  • Newcastle vs Fulham
  • Southampton vs Man City
  • Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
  • West Brom vs Aston Villa

Saturday, December 26

  • Arsenal vs Chelsea
  • Aston Villa vs Crystal palace
  • Fulham vs Southampton
  • Leeds vs Burnley
  • Leicester vs Manchester United
  • Liverpool vs West Brom
  • Man City vs Newcastle
  • Sheffield United vs Everton
  • West Ham vs Brighton
  • Wolves vs Tottenham

Monday, December 28

  • Brighton vs Arsenal
  • Brunley vs Sheffield United
  • Chelsea vs Aston Villa
  • Crystal Palace vs Leicester
  • Everton vs Man City
  • Manchester United vs Wolves
  • Newcastle vs Liverpool
  • Southampton vs West Ham
  • Tottenham vs Fulham
  • West Brom vs Leeds

Saturday, January 2

  • Brighton vs Wolves
  • Burnley vs Fulham
  • Chelsea vs Man City
  • Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United
  • Everton vs West Ham
  • Manchester United vs Aston Villa
  • Newcastle vs Leicester
  • Southampton vs Liverpool
  • Tottenham vs Leeds
  • West Brom vs Arsenal

Tuesday, January 12

  • Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
  • Aston Villa vs Tottenham
  • Fulham vs Manchester United
  • Leeds vs Southampton
  • Leicester vs Chelsea
  • Sheffield United vs Newcastle
  • West Ham vs West Brom
  • Wolves vs Everton

Wednesday, January 13

  • Liverpool vs Burnley (8pm)
  • Man City vs Brighton (8pm)

Saturday, January 16

  • Arsenal vs Newcastle
  • Aston Villa vs Everton
  • Fulham vs Chelsea
  • Leeds vs Brighton
  • Leicester vs Southampton
  • Liverpool vs Manchester United
  • Man City vs Crystal Palace
  • Sheffield United vs Tottenham
  • West Ham vs Burnley
  • Wolves vs West Brom

Tuesday, January 26

  • Brighton vs Fulham
  • Burnley vs Aston Villa
  • Everton vs Leicester
  • Manchester United vs Sheffield United (8pm)
  • West Brom vs Man City (8pm)

Wednesday, January 27

  • Chelsea vs Wolves
  • Crystal Palace vs West Ham (8pm)
  • Newcastle vs Leeds
  • Southampton vs Arsenal
  • Tottenham vs Liverpool

Saturday, January 30

  • Arsenal vs Manchester United
  • Brighton vs Tottenham
  • Chelsea vs Burnley
  • Crystal Palace vs Wolves
  • Everton vs Newcastle
  • Leicester vs Leeds
  • Man City vs Sheffield United
  • Southampton vs Aston Villa
  • West Brom vs Fulham
  • West Ham vs Liverpool

Tuesday, February 2

  • Aston Villa vs West Ham
  • Burnley vs Man City
  • Fulham vs Leicester
  • Leeds vs Everton
  • Manchester United vs Southampton (8pm)
  • Sheffield United vs West Brom
  • Wolves vs Arsenal

Wednesday, February 3

  • Liverpool vs Brighton (8pm)
  • Newcastle vs Crystal Palace
  • Tottenham vs Chelsea

Saturday, February 3

  • Aston Villa vs Arsenal
  • Burnley vs Brighton
  • Fulham vs West Ham
  • Leeds vs Crystal palace
  • Liverpool vs Man City
  • Manchester United vs Everton
  • Newcastle vs Southampton
  • Sheffield United vs Chelsea
  • Tottenham vs West Brom
  • Wolves vs Leicester

Saturday, February 13

  • Arsenal vs Leeds
  • Brighton vs Aston Villa
  • Chelsea vs Newcastle
  • Crystal Palace vs Burnley
  • Everton vs Fulham
  • Leicester vs Liverpool
  • Man City vs Tottenham
  • Southampton vs Wolves
  • West Brom vs Manchester United
  • West Ham vs Sheffield United

Saturday, February 20

  • Arsenal vs Man City
  • Aston Villa vs Leicester
  • Brighton vs Crystal Palace
  • Burnley vs West Brom
  • Fulham vs Sheffield United
  • Liverpool vs Everton
  • Manchester United vs Newcastle
  • Southampton vs Chelsea
  • West Ham vs Tottenham
  • Wolves vs Leeds

Saturday, February 27

  • Chelsea vs Manchester United
  • Crystal Palace vs Fulham
  • Everton vs Southampton
  • Leeds vs Aston Villa
  • Leicester vs Arsenal
  • Man City vs West Ham
  • Newcastle vs Wolves
  • Sheffield United vs Liverpool
  • Tottenham vs Burnley
  • West Brom vs Brighton

Saturday, March 6

  • Aston Villa vs Wolves
  • Brighton vs Leicester
  • Burnley vs Arsenal
  • Chelsea vs Everton
  • Liverpool vs Fulham
  • Man City vs Manchester United
  • Sheffield United vs Southampton
  • Tottenham vs Crystal Palace
  • West Brom vs Newcastle
  • West Ham vs Leeds

Saturday, March 13

  • Arsenal vs Tottenham
  • Crystal Palace vs West Brom
  • Everton vs Burnley
  • Fulham vs Man City
  • Leeds vs Chelsea
  • Leicester vs Sheffield United
  • Manchester United vs West Ham
  • Newcastle vs Aston Villa
  • Southampton vs Brighton
  • Wolves vs Liverpool

Saturday, March 20

  • Brighton vs Newcastle
  • Burnley vs Leicester
  • Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
  • Fulham vs Leeds
  • Liverpool vs Chelsea
  • Man City vs Wolves
  • Sheffield United vs Aston Villa
  • Tottenham vs Southampton
  • West Brom vs Everton
  • West Ham vs Arsenal

Saturday, April 3

  • Arsenal vs Liverpool
  • Aston Villa vs Fulham
  • Chelsea vs West Brom
  • Everton vs Crystal Palace
  • Leeds vs Sheffield United
  • Leciester vs Man City
  • Manchester United vs Brighton
  • Newcastle vs Tottenham
  • Southampton vs Burnley
  • Wolves vs West Ham

Saturday, April 10

  • Brighton vs Everton
  • Burnley vs Newcastle
  • Crystal Palace vs Chelsea
  • Fulham vs Wolves
  • Liverpool vs Aston Villa
  • Man City vs Leeds
  • Sheffield United vs Arsenal
  • Tottenham vs Manchester United
  • West Brom vs Southampton
  • West Ham vs Leicester

Saturday, April 17

  • Arsenal vs Fulham
  • Aston Villa vs Man City
  • Chelsea vs Brighton
  • Everton vs Tottenham
  • Leeds vs Liverpool
  • Leicester vs West Brom
  • Manchester United vs Burnley
  • Newcastle vs West Ham
  • Southampton vs Crystal palace
  • Wolves vs Sheffield United

Saturday, April 24

  • Arsenal vs Everton
  • Aston Villa vs West Brom
  • Fulham vs Tottenham
  • Leeds vs Manchester United
  • Leicester vs Crystal Palace
  • Liverpool vs Newcastle
  • Man City vs Southampton
  • Sheffield United vs Brighton
  • West Ham vs Chelsea
  • Wolves vs Burnley

Saturday, May 1

  • Brighton vs Leeds
  • Burnley vs West Ham
  • Chelsea vs Fulham
  • Crystal Palace vs Man City
  • Everton vs Aston Villa
  • Manchester United vs Liverpool
  • Newcastle vs Arsenal
  • Southampton vs Leicester
  • Tottenham vs Sheffield United
  • West Brom vs Wolves

Saturday, May 8

  • Arsenal vs West Brom
  • Aston Villa vs Manchester United
  • Fulham vs Burnley
  • Leeds vs Tottenham
  • Leicester vs Newcastle
  • Liverpool vs Southampton
  • Man City vs Chelsea
  • Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace
  • West Ham vs Everton
  • Wolves vs Brighton

Tuesday, May 11

  • Brighton vs West Ham
  • Burnley vs Leeds
  • Everton vs Sheffield United
  • Manchester United vs Leicester (8pm)
  • West Brom vs Liverpool (8pm)

Wednesday, May 12

  • Chelsea vs Arsenal
  • Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa (8pm)
  • Newcastle vs Man City
  • Southampton vs Fulham
  • Tottenham vs Wolves

Saturday, May 15

  • Brighton vs Man City
  • Burnley vs Liverpool
  • Chelsea vs Leicester
  • Crystal Palace vs Arsesnal
  • Everton vs Wolves
  • Manchester United vs Fulham
  • Newcastle vs Sheffield United
  • Southampton vs Leeds
  • Tottenham vs Aston Villa
  • West Brom vs West Ham

Sunday, May 23

  • Arsenal vs Brighton
  • Aston Villa vs Chelsea
  • Fulham vs Newcastle
  • Leeds vs West Brom
  • Leicester vs Tottenham
  • Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
  • Man City vs Everton
  • Sheffield United vs Burnley
  • West Ham vs Southampton
  • Wolves vs Manchester United

How to add the Premier League fixtures to my calendar?

Supporters looking to keep well on top of things can subscribe to the Premier League’s digital calendar for easy access to all 380 matches of the new 2020/21 season.

Fans can get all the relevant matches, dates and info sent to their mobile devices or desktops with the Premier League’s official digital calendar.

You can set up your mobile right now to download all the fixtures, or just of your favourite club, with just a few clicks over at pl.ecal.com.

It’s also worth noting that the calendar will update automatically when matches are rescheduled for TV slots throughout the year – ensuring that you don’t have to miss a kick of the 2020/21 campaign.

For more information visit the Premier League’s official website here.


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