English Premier League team guide 2021-22
August 14, 2021 - May 22, 2022 - The 30th Premier League season kicks off, with fierce rivalries played out over 380 enthralling matches. The world’s most watched football league drew an estimated cumulative global audience of 3.2 billion in 2019.
Premier League champions Manchester City kick off their title defence with a trip to Tottenham Hotspur on the opening weekend of the season, while UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea host Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
Perennial rivals Manchester United and Leeds United start their campaigns with a heavyweight clash at Old Trafford, and Liverpool travel to Norwich City, fresh from their Championship-winning exploits.
The two remaining promoted teams, Watford and Brentford, the latter back in the top flight for the first time since 1947, begin their seasons against Aston Villa and Arsenal respectively.
Opening weekend fixtures (Aug 14 unless stated):
Brentford v Arsenal (Aug 13)
Burnley v Brighton
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Manchester Utd v Leeds Utd
Norwich City v Liverpool
Watford v Aston Villa
Newcastle Utd v West Ham Utd (Aug 15)
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City (Aug 15)