Premier League 2020-21 Fixtures Announced – Champions Liverpool will confront Championship winners Leeds United in the champion opening end of the week round of the 2020-21 Premier League season.
Championship play-off champs Fulham will have Arsenal, while West Bromwich Albion, the third advanced side, are at home to Leicester City.
The opening round of fixtures will occur on the weekend of 12 September.
In any case, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United will be rearranged.
Those two games won’t be played on the initial end of the week to give City and United 30 days since their defeats in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the Europa League respectively.
Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ opening matches are both booked for Monday, 14 September after their slightly earlier European ways out.
The Blues are at Brighton, while Wolves go to Sheffield United.
The other opening end of the week fixtures are Crystal Palace v Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur v Everton and West Ham United v Newcastle United.
Accurate dates and commencement times will be affirmed when the TV selections are made.
Premier League fixtures opening weekend (accurate dates to change)
Crystal Palace v Southampton (12 Sep)
Fulham v Arsenal (12 Sep)
Liverpool v Leeds United (12 Sep)
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton (12 Sep)
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City (12 Sep)
West Ham United v Newcastle United (12 Sep)
Brighton v Chelsea (14 Sep)
Sheffield United v Wolves (14 Sep)
Burnley v Manchester United (later date)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (later date)
The meeting of the champions
There can be little doubt over the glamour fixture of the opening weekend as the champions of the top two divisions go head to head.
Leeds, now under iconic Argentine boss Marcelo Bielsa, are back in the Premier League after 16 years away and have the toughest possible start.
Liverpool – English champions for the first time for 30 years – have not lost a home game in the Premier League since a 3-1 defeat by Crystal Palace in April 2017. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won 25 of their past 26 league matches at Anfield.
The Reds travel to Chelsea for their second game, before a home match against FA Cup winners Arsenal. Leeds host fellow promoted side Fulham in their second fixture.