Prem fixtures: Utd v Chelsea tops opening games
Manchester United start their Premier League season against Chelsea following the full release of the fixture list for the 2019-20 season.
United ended last term sixth in a turbulent season that included Jose Mourinho's sacking in December. Successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starts his first full season in charge with a home clash against the Europa League winners, who are likely to have a new manager with Maurizio Sarri expected to leave the club this summer. Solskjaer has a testing January with trips to Arsenal and Liverpool, while United will be away from home following their first three Europa League group stage fixtures.
Manchester City begin their title defence away at West Ham while nearest challengers Liverpool kick off the first game of 2019-20 on Friday, Aug. 9 at home to promoted Norwich. Klopp's Champions League winners face a testing run-in, with a trip to Arsenal and a home match against Chelsea in May before ending the season away at Rafael Benitez's Newcastle.
Pep Guardiola's City claimed a second successive Premier League title last term and ended on 98 points, one clear of Jurgen Klopp's men. The champions' first home game of the new campaign is against Tottenham, while the first meeting between last season's top two comes in early November at Anfield, with the return match at the Etihad set for April. The first Manchester derby of the season comes in the first week of December at City, while United host the champions in the first week of March.
Arsenal kick off their campaign away at Newcastle while Champions League runners-up Tottenham host promoted Aston Villa on the opening weekend.
As well as United vs. Chelsea and City vs. Tottenham in August, there's the first north London derby of the campaign as well, and Unai Emery's men also travel to Anfield to face the Champions League winners in the opening weeks of the season.
Aug. 11: Manchester United vs. Chelsea
Aug. 17: Manchester City vs. Tottenham
Aug. 24: Liverpool vs. Arsenal
Aug. 31: Arsenal vs. Tottenham
Sept. 28: Manchester United vs. Arsenal
Oct. 19: Manchester United vs. Liverpool
Nov. 9: Liverpool vs. Manchester City
Nov. 23: Manchester City vs. Chelsea
Dec. 4: Liverpool vs. Everton
Dec. 7: Manchester City vs. Manchester United
Dec. 14: Arsenal vs. Manchester City
Dec. 28: Arsenal vs. Chelsea
Jan. 1: Arsenal vs. Manchester United
Jan 18: Liverpool vs. Manchester United
Jan 22: Chelsea vs. Arsenal
Feb. 1: Tottenham vs. Manchester City
Feb. 8: Chelsea vs. Manchester United
Feb. 29: Manchester City vs. Arsenal
Mar. 7: Manchester United vs. Manchester City
Mar 14: Everton vs. Liverpool
Mar. 21: Chelsea vs. Manchester City
April 4: Manchester City vs. Liverpool
April 25: Tottenham vs. Arsenal
May 2: Arsenal vs. Liverpool
May 9: Liverpool vs. Chelsea
Fixtures are provisional and subject to change following television scheduling.