All the details about next season’s competition, including when the fixtures are released and more
The Premier League 2021-22 season will begin on Saturday, August 14, 2021.
It will kick off roughly a month after the conclusion of Euro 2020, with the tournament final taking place on July 11, meaning some players will have a very short break before getting back into pre-season mode.
Ordinarily, footballers have around two months of off-season before returning for pre-season training a month before the season is due to commence.
Scheduling has returned to normal following the disruption to the 2020-21 season caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw the campaign start date moved back a month to September 2020.
When will Premier League 2021-22 finish?
The 2021-22 Premier League season will conclude on Sunday, May 22, 2022. All fixtures on that date will kick off simultaneously.
Which teams are involved in Premier League 2021-22?
A total of 20 teams will compete in the 2021-22 Premier League season, with three promoted teams replacing the three that were relegated in 2020-21.
Norwich City and Watford will compete in the 2021-22 Premier League having secured automatic promotion from the Championship. They will be joined by Brentford, the winner of the Championship play-offs.
|Aston Villa||Villa Park||11th|
|Brentford||Brentford Community Stadium||Championship play-off winner|
|Crystal Palace||Selhurst Park||14th|
|Leeds United||Elland Road||9th|
|Leicester City||King Power Stadium||5th|
|Manchester City||Etihad Stadium||1st|
|Manchester United||Old Trafford||2nd|
|Newcastle United||St James’ Park||12th|
|Norwich City||Carrow Road||1st Championship|
|Southampton||St Mary’s Stadium||15th|
|Tottenham||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium||7th|
|Watford||Vicarage Road||2nd Championship|
|West Ham||London Stadium||6th|
Sheffield United, West Brom and Fulham were relegated from the division and will not take part in 2021-22. They will instead be competing in the Championship in 2021-22.
The likes of Brighton, Newcastle United and Burnley will once again play in the Premier League next season, having managed to avoid the drop.
When will Premier League 2021-22 fixtures be released?
The fixtures for the Premier League 2021-22 will be released on Wednesday June 16, 2021. They will be available for everyone from 9am BST (4am ET) on that date.
There will be 38 matchdays and a total of 380 fixtures will be confirmed on fixture release day, though they will be subject to change based on TV schedules and so forth.