With the UEFA EURO 2020 currently in full force, club managers are working behind the scenes to prepare for the season that follows the delayed European Championship. The Premier League has revealed the fixture list for the coming season and there are definitely some mouthwatering fixtures in there. The season kicks off on August 14, with a cracker between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur lined up for the opening weekend.
Last season’s Carabao Cup finalists face each other at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the most important tie of the first weekend. Starting out strong is massive for both sides, especially considering how much football has been played since the middle of last year.
For Pep Guardiola, the weeks that precede this game are the most important, looking back at his club’s early-season struggles last year. It’s unlikely that a poor start can be turned into a title challenge for the reigning PL champs. Transfers would have to be completed ensuring that there’s no disturbance with the Cityzens’ camp ahead of another grueling season.
The main talking point for that game is in which jersey England captain, Harry Kane will be sporting. A move to Manchester has been rumoured but he could very well remain at Spurs. Should he be sporting City’s kit, he’d be going straight back to Spurs in front of the fans that have adored him over the last six seasons.
However, both managers know a false start in this game can lead to a disastrous season which they would like to avoid. Pep Guardiola will be on a mission to break more records and carry his team along.
From August 14, it’s back to default settings and launches again for Guardiola and his boys. They would hope to be ready for the 2021/22 season and successfully defend last season’s hard-won title.
Manchester City 2021/22 Premier League Fixtures in full:
- Sat Aug 14 – Tottenham Hotspur A
- Sat Aug 21 – Norwich City H
- Sat Aug 28 – Arsenal H
- Sat Sep 11 – Leicester City A
- Sat Sep 18 – Southampton H
- Sat Sep 25 – Chelsea A
- Sat Oct 2 – Liverpool A
- Sat Oct 16 – Burnley H
- Sat Oct 23 – Brighton & Hove Albion A
- Sat Oct 30 – Crystal Palace H
- Sat Nov 6 – Manchester United A
- Sat Nov 20 – Everton H
- Sat Nov 27 – West Ham United H
- Tue Nov 30 – Aston Villa A
- Sat Dec 4 – Watford A
- Sat Dec 11 – Wolverhampton Wanderers H
- Wed Dec 15 – Leeds United H
- Sat Dec 18 – Newcastle United A
- Sun Dec 26 – Leicester City H
- Tue Dec 28 – Brentford A
- Sat Jan 1 – Arsenal A
- Sat Jan 15 – Chelsea H
- Sat Jan 22 – Southampton A
- Wed Feb 9 – Brentford H
- Sat Feb 12 – Norwich City A
- Sat Feb 19 – Tottenham Hotspur H
- Sat Feb 26 – Everton A
- Sat Mar 5 – Manchester United H
- Sat Mar 12 – Crystal Palace A
- Sat Mar 19 – Brighton & Hove Albion H
- Sat Apr 2 – Burnley A
- Sat Apr 9 – Liverpool H
- Sat Apr 16 – Wolverhampton Wanderers A
- Sat Apr 23 – Watford H
- Sat Apr 30 – Leeds United A
- Sat May 7 – Newcastle United H
- Sun May 15 – West Ham United A
- Sun May 22 – Aston Villa H