Premier League fixtures 2022-23: Manchester City start title defence at West Ham
Manchester City will begin the defense on their Premier League title at West Ham in the final game of the weekend’s opening matches.Pep Guardiola’s team will begin their bid for their fifth title in the span of seven seasons on the London Stadium at 4.30pm on Sunday , 7 August.
Liverpool will play Fulham during the Saturday lunchtime game, which pits the club’s newly signed Fabio Carvalho against his former club.The next day, Erik Ten Hag begins his debut season as Manchester United’s manager Brighton, where they play at home. Brighton.
Frank Lampard, who guided Everton to safety with just one match left and will be facing his former club Chelsea on Saturday night in the evening start.
Nottingham Forest’s debut game in the top division for 23 years is at Newcastle and then it will be promoted Bournemouth which does not play a team that was outside the top 12 from last season’s championship in their first five fixtures. They’ll play Aston Villa before taking on City, Arsenal and Liverpool in a series of matches.
For the second year in succession Arsenal begin the season with their first game, a brief journey towards Crystal Palace on Friday 5 August. Mikel Arteta is hoping to avoid a similar outcome to the sour defeat of 2-0 in Brentford.Palace seem to be having one of the hardest beginnings as they head to Anfield to play host to Aston Villa and head to City.
Liverpool as well as City will renew the rivalry between them at Anfield on the 15th of October following an middle-week Champions League tie – with the return set for April 1.Jurgen Klopp is not likely to be impressed by Liverpool’s fixture list as well as City’s European commitments.
Their three away games following Champions League group games are Chelsea (17 September), Arsenal (8 October) and Tottenham (5 November).
City’s post-European travels include, along with their visits in Liverpool, Wolves (17 September) and Leicester (29 October).They will play Spurs on the 6th of September.
The final weekend prior to the mid-season break to prepare for the World Cup sees the traditional Big Six kept apart, the most well-known matches being Chelsea’s trip towards Newcastle in addition to Tottenham playing host to Leeds.
The season will resume at Boxing Day Leeds host City and United will welcome Forest and Forest, with Newcastle supporters experiencing the longest journey of 376 miles round trip to Leicester.
The Manchester derbies will take place on the 1st of October (at the Etihad Stadium) Etihad) between 14 and 13 January. It is the third time in a row. Everton hosts the first Merseyside derby on 3 September. The return on the 11th of February.Arsenal hosts their first northern London derby on the 1st of October before a visit to Tottenham on January 14.
The weekend before the final one will see City make their way towards Brentford, Liverpool at Southampton, Tottenham visit Leeds and Chelsea hosts Newcastle.
All three sides that have been promoted will be away on the final day including Forest playing at Palace, Bournemouth at Everton which saw them relegated in 2020 despite a victory of 3-1 – and Fulham going towards Old Trafford.