2022-23 Premier League to kickstart with the London Derby between Arsenal and Crystal Palace

The first match of the 2022/23 Premier League season will see Arsenal take on Crystal Palace

The fixtures of the 2022/23 Premier League season was announced on Thursday, 16th June. The brand new edition of England’s premier competition will start on the 5th of August, and we can expect the first game to set the tone for the season, as it will be a Derby encounter.

Two London-based teams, Arsenal and Crystal Palace will go head-to-head in the first match of the new season. Defending champions Manchester City will start their campaign on a challenging note, as they will face West Ham United in their first match – the very same team that almost jeopardized their title triumph by restricting the Cityzens to a 2-2 stalemate in the penultimate matchday of last season.

Meanwhile, though the fixtures are drawn at random, Liverpool might have some sort of a connection with getting an easy start, as they will begin their journey by taking on a newly-promoted side for the fourth consecutive season. The Reds will be up against Fulham on 16th June.

Chelsea’s first match will be tricky, as they will be up against the team managed by the leading goal-scorer in the history of the Blues – Frank Lampard’s Everton. However, Thomas Tuchel’s boys will have nothing but three points on their minds.

Manchester United will seek vengeance when they take on Brighton & Hove Albion on 7th August, as Graham Potter’s Seagulls handed the Red Devils a humbling 4-0 defeat not very long ago.

On the other hand, a revamped Tottenham Hotspur will start its campaign against Southampton. Though Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Saints had a poor season last time around, Antonio Conte will know very well that Spurs could only secure one point from the two matches against them in 2021/22.

DateTime (BST)Match
5th August20:00Crystal Palace vs Arsenal
6th August12:30Fulham vs Liverpool
15:00Bournemouth vs Aston Villa
15:00Leeds United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers
15:00Leicester City vs Brentford
15:00Newcastle United vs Nottingham Forest
15:00Tottenham Hotspur vs Southampton
17:30Everton vs Chelsea
7th August14:00Manchester United vs Brighton & Hove Albion
16:30West Ham United vs Manchester City

Meanwhile, as for the important fixtures, the first Derby of the season will take place on 13th August when Chelsea will take on Tottenham Hotspur at the Stamford Bridge. The first Merseyside derby of the season is scheduled to take place on 3rd September, whilst 1st October and 14th January are perhaps the two most important dates in the 2022/23 schedule. Interestingly, both of those dates will feature two enthralling and riveting rivalries – the London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, and the Manchester Derby between Manchester City and Manchester United.

The first major Derby of the season will be played on 13th August, between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur

The first major Derby of the season will be played on 13th August, between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur

Important Derbies & Big Fixtures:

13th August – Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

20th August – Manchester United vs Liverpool

3rd September – Manchester United vs Arsenal, Everton vs Liverpool

10th September – Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

17th September – Chelsea vs Liverpool

1st October – Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City vs Manchester United

8th October – Arsenal vs Liverpool

15th October – Liverpool vs Manchester City

19th October – Arsenal vs Manchester City

20th October – Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur

22nd October – Chelsea vs Manchester United

5th November – Chelsea vs Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool

2nd January – Chelsea vs Manchester City

14th January – Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal, Manchester United vs Manchester City

21st January – Arsenal vs Manchester United, Liverpool vs Chelsea

4th February – Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City

11th February – Liverpool vs Everton

25th February – Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea

4th March – Liverpool vs Manchester United

1st April – Manchester City vs Liverpool

8th April – Liverpool vs Arsenal

22nd April – Manchester United vs Chelsea

26th April – Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United

27th April – Manchester City vs Arsenal

29th April – Arsenal vs Chelsea, Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur20th May – Manchester City vs Chelsea