Premier League 2019-20 games REVEALED: Manchester United hosts Chelsea in thriller opening weekend, City faces a tough November and Liverpool kick off against Norwich on a Friday night
- The Premier League games for the 2019-20 season were released on Thursday
- Manchester United and Chelsea meet during the opening weekend at Old Trafford
- Champions Manchester City starts defending their title away at West Ham
- Liverpool launches the new campaign at home in Norwich in Friday's first game
- Tottenham plays both City and Arsenal in their first four games in a difficult start
Manchester United and Chelsea meet in a giant collision during the opening weekend of the 2019-20 Premier League season after the games for the new campaign were announced on Thursday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaers first full season in charge of the Red Devils begins with a tough game in Old Trafford on August 11 against the Europa League champions.
Tottenham also faces a difficult start to the new season with the Champions League riders-up playing Manchester City and Arsenal away from home in their first four games.
Manchester United and Chelsea will meet during the opening weekend of the 2019-20 season
EVERY TEAMS 2019-20 FITTINGS
Manchester City is looking for a third consecutive Premier League title and won the trophy on the last day of last season.
The side of Pep Guardiola won the competition by one point ahead of Liverpool after their 4-1 win in Brighton and they will be sure that they can make a flying start this time.
The city has received a relatively comfortable opening against West Ham, Spurs, Bournemouth, Brighton, Norwich and Watford.
However, it will be a lot more difficult in November. Liverpool, which came so close to the team last season, welcomes its title rivals in Anfield on the weekend of November 9.
The city hosts Chelsea two weeks later and completes the month with a trip to Newcastle. The first Manchester derby of the season takes place in December before City and United meet again in March.
Liverpool will play the first game of the new campaign when they start the first game of Friday night against the newly promoted Norwich in Anfield.
Manchester City wants to defend its Premier League title after a final day of triumph
City put Liverpool on a hit in the title after an exciting Premier League season
|PERIOD OF THE MATCHES||NUMBER OF DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT|
|August September||July 5, 2019|
|October||August 6, 2019|
|November||September 16, 2019|
|December January||October 11, 2019|
|February||December 14, 2019|
|March||January 24, 2020|
|April||February 21, 2020|
|May||April 3, 2020|
|Last day of the season||After the penultimate week of the season|
The side of Jurgen Klopp hopes to maintain the momentum after their Champions League victory over Spurs and then play in Southampton and at home with Arsenal in their first three games.
Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the reverse order on April 4, which can have major consequences for next season's title race.
The Reds and their Merseyside rivals Everton meet for the first time in December in Anfield and renew their rivalry in Goodison Park in March.
For the first time in eight seasons, there will be no Hazard honoring the Premier League after his £ 150m switch from Chelsea to Real Madrid.
The Blues, who finished third last season, will be weakened by his departure, as they will fight out an impending transfer ban this summer.
Maurizio Sarri is unlikely to be in Chelsea's dug-out next season, but after going to Old Trafford in week one, the Blues are doing well.
They receive Leicester and are then confronted with a few promoted teams in Norwich and Sheffield United.
Chelsea will have to do without the sparkle of Eden Hazard after his exit
Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League last season and had a difficult start
Champions League leader Tottenham finished fourth last year and Mauricio Pochettino & # 39; s host Aston Villa in their lush new stadium to start the season before a tough run of matches see them play away at City and Arsenal on both sides of Newcastle.
Arsenal hopes to appropriate their strongest rivals after fifth place last season and their second meeting of the season against Spurs will take place in April.
Meanwhile, the Gunners head to Newcastle during the opening weekend, after which Burnley is organized before traveling to Anfield and welcoming Spurs to the Emirates in week four.
Unai Emery will not be looking forward to Christmas this year, but his party will play at home at Chelsea and United on December 28 and January 1, respectively.
While the above six clubs compete for the title, the goals of Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa will be to pursue Wolves in staying up.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hopes to get Arsenal into the top four next season
Norwich City (above), Sheffield United and Aston Villa are back in the Premier League
All three teams have previously sampled Premier League football and hope that their current time in the top flight goes beyond the 2019-20 campaign.
Norwich, the winners of the championship, are facing a difficult start to life when they travel to Anfield.
There is certainly a chance to pick up some early points for Daniel Farke, although his side then has two home games against Newcastle and Chelsea before going to West Ham.
Sheffield United will also look forward to getting some points on the board in the early stages of the season. Their first 12-year Premier League game is a trip to the south coast to beat Bournemouth before they have two home games against Crystal Palace and Leicester.
The return from Aston Villa to the top flight starts with a trip to Spurs before welcoming Bournemouth and Everton to Villa Park.
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