Premier League fixtures LIVE: Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool discover 2020-21 schedules
7am: Chelsea will be going into the new Premier League season as European champions.
Thomas Tuchel guided the Blues to wins over Man City in the FA Cup, league and, most importantly, Champions League final last term.
With that said, Chelsea could have City’s number and are likely their closest challengers in 21/22.
Tuchel’s first summer transfer window as manager is expected to be active, with Erling Haaland reportedly the top target.
New recruits will only strengthen the Blues’ chances of a title challenge, as fans eagerly await who is up first.
6.40am: Liverpool should be in a strong position to challenge for a record-levelling 20th English top-flight title next season.
The Reds will be resurgent with both Virgil van Dijk and Jordan Henderson’s return to full fitness a significant boost, as well as the arrival of RB Leipzig centre-back Ibrahima Konate.
It was a nightmare title defence in 2020/21, as consistent injuries and a horrendous spell of home results saw Liverpool finish 17 points behind eventual champions Man City.
Jurgen Klopp’s side did terrifically well to qualify for Champions League football, though, winning their final five league games on the bounce.
If they can take that form into the new season, they will be in a great season to record the title challenge many expect from them in 21/22.
6.20am: Manchester United will be looking to close the gap on Man City and build on a record-breaking 2020/21 Premier League season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side remained unbeaten away from home throughout the whole campaign.
However, United’s four-year wait for silverware continues after suffering Europa League final penalty shoot-out heartbreak against Villarreal.
The Red Devils will be determined as ever to forge a title challenge and look set to strengthen this summer.
Fans will take note of the first game of the season because that could very well be the debut of Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho.
6am: Manchester City ran away with the Premier League title last season, finishing 12 points ahead of cross-town rivals Manchester United.
Since that final day Pep Guardiola has lost talisman Sergio Aguero to Barcelona after his free contract expired, while young defender Eric Garcia also followed him to the Nou Camp.
The Blues are expected to strengthen before the 2021-22 campaign gets underway but will that be enough to keep their stronghold on the Premier League?
Key dates City fans will want to look out for are the Manchester derby – and perhaps a shot at revenge on Chelsea, who they lost to in the Champions League final.
5.45am: Good morning and welcome to Express Sport’s live coverage of the Premier League fixture released.
The 2021-22 schedule will be revealed at 9am so stay tuned for all the key matchups from your team.
Norwich City and Watford were promoted back to the top-flight after finishing first and second in the Championship, respectively.
Brentford won the play-off final to earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time with a 2-0 victory over Swansea.
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