Premier League, Fulham

Premier League Champions Manchester City will begin their title defence against Chelsea on Sunday, August 18, in Enzo Maresca’s first game in charge of the Blues.

Manchester United will kick off the new Premier League season against Fulham at Old Trafford on Friday, August 16.

Erik ten Hag’s side are the first offering in a bumper weekend of Premier League football as they take on Fulham in the first Friday Night Football of the season.

Crystal Palace, according to the new season fixtures released by Premier League on Tuesday, June 18, make the short trip to Brentford on August 18.

New West Ham boss Julen Lopetegui begins his spell with the visit of Aston Villa on Saturday, August 17.

Tottenham go to newly-promoted Leicester City, still managerless since losing Maresca to Chelsea, on August 19.

Liverpool kick off the Arne Slot era with a trip to Ipswich, returning to the Premier League after a 22-year absence, in the early game on Saturday, August 17.

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Last season’s runners-up Arsenal host Wolves, while newly-promoted Southampton go to Newcastle and Bournemouth head to Nottingham Forest in the fixtures on Saturday, August 17.

Brighton travel to Everton in the same slot with new 31-year-old head coach Fabian Hurzeler, the youngest permanent Premier League manager in history, taking charge of his first game.

United will also host Liverpool in the opening month of the season and, following September’s international break, Arsenal will feature in two blockbuster clashes when the league resumes with a north London derby at Tottenham before a trip to champions Manchester City the following weekend.

See the opening fixtures below:

Friday August 16

Manchester United vs Fulham

Saturday August 17

Ipswich Town vs Liverpool

Arsenal vs Wolves

Everton vs Brighton

Newcastle United vs Southampton

Nottingham Forest vs Bournemouth

West Ham United vs Aston Villa

Sunday August 18

Brentford vs Crystal Palace

Chelsea vs Manchester City

Monday August 19

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Click here to see the full fixtures.

The Star



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