Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis will begin the defence of their title away to Tottenham after the fixtures for the 2021-22 season have been unveiled on Wednesday.
Metropolis are among the many sides closely linked with Spurs striker Harry Kane, throwing up the tantalising chance that the England captain may line up towards his boyhood membership on the opening weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s facet gained the league by 12 factors final season forward of rivals Manchester United, who open their marketing campaign towards outdated foes Leeds at Outdated Trafford.
Each clashes have been performed behind closed doorways on Leeds’ return to the highest flight final season, however hopes are excessive for vital crowd numbers for the approaching season.
A 40,000 crowd will witness the Euro 2020 semi-finals and closing at Wembley in July as a part of a UK authorities pilot scheme.
Elsewhere on the weekend of August 14, new boys Brentford start life again within the prime flight for the primary time in 75 years with a London derby at dwelling to Arsenal, whereas Championship winners Norwich entertain Liverpool on their return to the Premier League.
Champions League winners Chelsea welcome managerless Crystal Palace to Stamford Bridge
There are a selection of early conferences between the ‘large six’. Liverpool host Chelsea on the third weekend of the season earlier than the Blues host Manchester Metropolis in a repeat of the Champions League closing on September 25.
Liverpool renew their rivalry with Metropolis on October 2 at Anfield and their conflict on the Etihad on April 9 could possibly be key within the title race.
United and Liverpool face off at Outdated Trafford on October 23 and March 19 at Anfield.
All fixtures are nonetheless topic to vary for TV protection.