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The English Premier League fixtures have been announced and the headline news of the opening weekend is that English Premier League champions Manchester City will travel to West Ham in what could be Erling Haaland’s debut.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and new signing Darwin Nunez will go to London to face newly promoted Fulham, whilst the first game of the new season will see Crystal Palace host Arsenal on Friday, August 5.

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag faces a home game first up, facing off against Graham Potter and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Elsewhere the other two newly promoted sides Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest will face off against Aston Villa at home and Newcastle United away respectively.

The big news away from the opening weekend is that, as reports have said, there will be no games between Boxing Day and New Year’s because of the World Cup finishing on December 18. Games will be played on December 26 and December 31.

The second weekend of the season has thrown up a headline game with Chelsea facing off against former manager Antonio Conte and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge, whilst in the third game of the season, Liverpool will face Man Utd at Old Trafford.

WHEN DOES THE PREMIER LEAGUE START AND FINISH?

The Premier League season begins on Saturday, August 6, but like last season, there will be a Friday night fixture to kickstart the campaign, which will be on August 5.

The Premier League season will finish on Sunday, May 28 2023.

HOW DOES THE WORLD CUP IMPACT THE PREMIER LEAGUE?

The 16th round English Premier League matches falls on November 12-13, and there will then be a pause for the World Cup in Qatar.

The World Cup final is on Sunday, December 18, with the English Premier League resuming eight days later on Boxing Day.

By Amara

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