Chelsea Battle Liverpool, Burnley Face Man City In 23/24 Premier League Opening Fixtures
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By Amaechi Agbo
The opening match of the 2023/24 English Premier League on August 11 will see newly promoted side Burnley begin their campaign with a clash against champions Manchester City while the star match of the opening weekend is a crunch tie between Chelsea and Liverpool at the Stamford Bridge on Sunday
The League organisers released the 380 matches of the season on Thursday with the first weekend fixtures spread from Friday August 11 to Monday August 14
In the first week fixtures, Vincent Kompany will face a bamptism of fire as he lines up his wards against his former boss and employers Pep Guardiola and Manchester City.
On Saturday August the 12th, six matches will be decided with 2023 runners up Arsenal up against Nottingham Forest, AFC Bournemouth will battle Europa Conference League Champions, West Ham United; newcomers, Luton Town will be visitors to Brighton just as another promoted side, Sheffield United will take on Crystal Palace. Everton tackles Fulham. The last match of the day will see Champions League campaigners, Newcastle United welcome Aston Villa at the St James’ Park.
Two matches will be decided on Sunday, August 13, Brentford will take on Tottenham Hotspur while Super Sunday clash will see Chelsea host Liverpool
Manchester United will trade tackles with Wolverhampton Wanderers on the Monday Night Football on August 14
The Premier League season will kick-off officially on August 12 and conclude nine months later on May 19 2024.
The start is one week later than the 2022/23 launch as the schedule returns to normal following the Covid-19 pandemic and the Qatar 2022 World Cup, which provided disruption during the previous three seasons.
However, the fixture list provides for a return of the mid-season player break which will take place between January 13-20.
In keeping with commitments made to clubs this season to address the congested schedule across Christmas and New Year, no two rounds in this period will take place within 48 hours of each other.
Premier League 2023/24 Matchday One Fixtures
Friday 11 August 2023
20:00 Burnley v Man City (Sky Sports)
Saturday 12 August 2023
12:30 Arsenal v Nott’m Forest (TNT Sports)
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham
Brighton v Luton Town
Everton v Fulham
Sheff Utd v Crystal Palace
17:30 Newcastle v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
Sunday 13 August 2023
14:00 Brentford v Spurs (Sky Sports)
16:30 Chelsea v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
Monday 14 August 2023
20:00 Man Utd v Wolves (Sky Sports)