In what could be seen as the battle of champions, Liverpool and Leeds United will be slugging it out in the opening weekend of the 2020/21 Premier League season.

Leeds United are returning the Premier League for the very first time in 16 years and many are keen to see how they would fare in the Sept. 12 tie at Anfield.

Leeds United

For the other two newly promoted teams West Brom and Fulham, they have potentially tricky ties ahead of them in the opening weekend of action in the Premier League

The first London derby will be be played on the opening weekend as Fulham host Arsenal at Craven Cottage then West Brom have a date with Leicester City at the Hawthorns.

Odion Ighalo against Semi Ajayi

In the other opening weekend fixtures, Crystal Palace will be slugging it out against Southampton at Selhurst Park while Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham host Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.

West Ham will face Newcastle at the London Stadium in the other opening weekend fixture.

Manchester City and Manchester United will not participate in the Premier League until Sept. 19, after they were guaranteed 30 days of rest following the end of their European seasons.

City were due to open their season against Aston Villa and United against Burnley but those games will be moved.

Manchester City

Also, Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ opening matches are both scheduled for Sept. 14, with the Blues travelling to Brighton & Hove Albion and Wolves visiting Sheffield United.


Premier League 2020/21 – opening weekend fixtures

  1. Palace v Southampton – Sept 12

Fulham v Arsenal – Sept 12

Liverpool v Leeds – Sept 12

Tottenham v Everton – Sept 12

West Brom v Leicester City – Sept 12

West Ham v Newcastle – Sept 12

Brighton v Chelsea – Sept 14

Sheff Utd v Wolves – Sept 14

Burnley v Man Utd – Postponed

Man City v Aston Villa – Postponed

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