Manchester City enjoy victory parade after clinching dramatic EPL title
The Premier League fixtures for the 2022/23 season are set to be revealed.
Manchester City are set to learn how they will begin the defence of the title they won so dramatically last month. Ilkay Gundogan was their hero scoring twice in a late blitz against Aston Villa on the final day. That result ended Liverpool’s hopes of an unprecedented quadruple with Jurgen Klopp’s side now surely hopeful of going one better this time around.
Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly will hope to start his tenure as he means to go on after finally securing a deal to buy the club from Roman Abramovich last term while Tottenham Hotspur are back in the Champions League under Antonio Conte and will hope their upward trajectory continues after a strong end to the year.
It’s also a big day as ever for the promoted teams with Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest eager to learn how their life back in the big time of English football begins. Follow all the latest as the 2022/23 fixture list is revealed.
Rewind: Brentford make dream Premier League debut with high-tempo win over Arsenal
Who can forget last season’s Premier League opener?
Brentford, in the Premier League for the first time in their history, hosted Arsenal on a Friday night.
The noise told the story, a relentless roar of chanting voices and clapped hands, with feet hitting the cement to bounce, and then bounce some more.
After 74 years, Brentford were back in England’s top flight, and after 22 minutes, they were ahead against Arsenal – their last opponents in the top division – courtesy of a fine Sergi Canos goal. After 73 minutes, the result was safe: Christian Norgaard increasing their cushion and firing all sorts of questions at Mikel Arteta’s side.
It was not the debut £50m recruit Ben White envisioned, but he was not the story. Brentford, back. Brentford, victors. You could feel the elation, almost taste it.
Jack Rathborn16 June 2022 07:23
Premier League fixtures: When are they released and when does 2022-23 season start?
The 2022-23 Premier League season is coming sharply into focus and the announcement of the fixtures is always an eagerly-anticipated moment for suppporters of the 20 clubs, as well as football fans in general.
The 2021-22 campaign may barely be over but the moment that we find out who is facing who on opening day, what the festive fixtures look like and which sides have a nightmare end to the season is just around the corner.
The 2022-23 Premier League season will see Manchester City gunning for a fifth title in six seasons, with Liverpool once again expected to be hot on their heels and the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham, an Erik ten Hag-led Manchester United and perhaps even financial powerhouse Newcastle hoping to close the gap and have a tilt at the trophy.
Jack Rathborn16 June 2022 07:18
Premier League 2022/23 fixtures released
Welcome to the Independent’s live coverage to reveal the Premier League’s 2022/23 fixtures.
We will have confirmation of every club’s fixtures at 09:00 BST.
Nottingham Forest, returning to the top-flight for the first time since 1998-99, Fulham and Bournemouth will all be eagerly anticipating their schedules.
The season begins a week earlier than normal on the weekend of Saturday, 6 August, while the campaign comes to a close on 28 May.
Remember, there will be no games between 13 November and 26 December due to the World Cup in Qatar, which will add an extra dynamic to the season and factor into squad building this summer in the transfer market.
Jack Rathborn16 June 2022 07:12