The Premier League will publish the fixtures of the 2020-2021 season today, Thursday, 20 August 2020. The season is expected to start on 12 September 2020 and end on 23 May 2021.
The publication which would be out from 9 am (BST) will give a full rundown of how the season would go from start to finish. The teams which will play the opener would be known and the first set of derby in the league would also be outlined. Another aspect of the fixtures which is worth looking forward to is which of the teams would play on boxing day?
Meanwhile, just like how the last part of the 2019-2020 season ended, the 2020-2021 season is expected to start with little or no fans in the Stadiums but this could change before all the 380 Premier League matches are played.
The clubs that you will not find in the Premier League fixtures
When the fixtures are published, you will not see Norwich City on the fixtures because they finished 20th in the 2019-2020 season with just 21 points in 38 games which means that they have been relegated and they will spend the 2020-2021 season in the Championship trying to fight their way back to the Premier League.
Another team that you will not find in the fixtures are the hard-fighting Watford. Despite breaking Liverpool unbeaten run in the 2019-2020 season, they were not able to keep up as they finished the campaign on the 19th spot with 34 points in 38 matches.
The last confirmed absentees are Bournemouth, they could not fight hard enough to survive the drop. Hence, they would have to battle their way up after they were forced down on the 18th spot with 34 points in 38 games.
The new faces in the Premier League
Just like how three teams have gone down to the Championship, three teams have gained promotion to the Premier League. One of the new faces are Leeds United, they finished top of the Championship table which was enough to grant them their first promotion to the Premier League in 16 years.
Another returnees are West Brom, they returned to the Premier League after a hard-fought battle that saw them finish second on the Championship table. A spot that is good enough for Premier League football.
The third newcomers are Fulham which had to go through the Championship play-off before they could seal a place in the Premier League.
While we await the Premier League fixtures for the 2020-2021 season, here are the Matchweek dates:
Matchweek 1: Saturday September 12
Matchweek 2: Saturday September 19
Matchweek 3: Saturday September 26
Matchweek 4: Saturday October 3
Matchweek 5: Saturday October 17
Matchweek 6: Saturday October 24
Matchweek 7: Saturday October 31
Matchweek 8: Saturday November 7
Matchweek 9: Saturday November 21
Matchweek 10: Saturday November 28
Matchweek 11: Saturday December 5
Matchweek 12: Saturday December 12
Matchweek 13: Wednesday December 16
Matchweek 14: Saturday December 19
Matchweek 15: Saturday December 26
Matchweek 16: Monday December 28
Matchweek 17: Saturday January 2
Matchweek 18a: Wednesday January 13
Matchweek 19: Saturday January 16
Matchweek 18b: Wednesday January 20
Matchweek 20: Saturday January 23
Matchweek 21: Saturday January 30
Matchweek 22: Wednesday February 3
Matchweek 23: Saturday February 6
Matchweek 24: Saturday February 13
Matchweek 25: Saturday February 20
Matchweek 26: Saturday February 27
Matchweek 27: Saturday March 6
Matchweek 28: Saturday March 13
Matchweek 29: Saturday March 20
Matchweek 30: Saturday April 3
Matchweek 31: Saturday April 10
Matchweek 32: Saturday April 17
Matchweek 33: Saturday April 24
Matchweek 34: Saturday May 1
Matchweek 35: Saturday May 8
Matchweek 36: Wednesday May 12
Matchweek 37: Saturday, May 15
Matchweek 38: Sunday, May 23