The previous season of the Premier League ended with a bang with Manchester City retaining their title as the champions of the tournament after they defeated Liverpool in the final.
Meanwhile, the next season will see the return of the Premier League to a regular season format, with the introduction of the new Europa League and the return of the FA Cup. In this article, we will look at the fixtures for the upcoming season and the match dates for the Premier League.
When does the season start and end?
It’s been a month since the end of the 2021/22 season and the Premier League are currently preparing for the 2022/23 season. The official fixture for the next season and the schedule of the match dates were announced on the Premier League website on 16th of June.
The campaign will kick off on Friday, August 5th and the season will end on Sunday, May 28th. The season will consist of 38 match days that will be played all throughout the campaign.
When is the FIFA international break?
This season of the Premier League will be a different one because the league will have to accommodate the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November. This was because of the hot conditions during the summer in Qatar that the whole fixtures of the World Cup had to take place during the winter months.
As a result, the English top flight will have a mid-season break that will start on November 13. The Premier League will be back on December 26 after the World Cup finals on December 18. The finals of the Premier League will be played on May 28th in 2023 with the event being aired at 4pm BST.
What are some of the important match dates?
The 2022/23 season will begin with the match between Arsenal and Crystal Palace on August 5 at 8pm. They will be joined by other matches on the weekend such as Everton vs Chelsea, West Ham vs Man City, and Man Utd vs Brighton.
The title holders of the Championship Fulham will kick off their Premier League campaign with the match against Liverpool on August 6.
The intense rivalry between defending champions Manchester City and Liverpool will continue on October 15. They will face off again on April 1 at the Etihad Stadium. Southampton and Liverpool will end the matchday weekend on May 28 next year.
What clubs are promoted and relegated for the season?
Twenty clubs will battle for supremacy in the next season with the top 17 clubs on the premier league fixtures 2022, returning from the previous campaign. Three clubs were promoted to the Premier League from the Championship, they are Fulham, Bournemouth, and Nottingham. Meanwhile, the teams relegated to the lower division are Burnley, Norwich City and Watford.
The newly added Bournemouth will face off Aston Villa on August 6 at 3pm. Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest returned to the Premier League after 23 years when they were relegated to the Championship in 1999. They will kick-off their Premier League return with a match against Newcastle on August 6 at 3pm.
The next season of the Premier League will also see the debut of Dutch manager Erik ten Hag to the Premier League with his transfer to Manchester United as its new boss. Meanwhile, Norwegian striker Erling Haaland will debut at Manchester City from his previous club, Borussia Dortmund.
The 2022/23 season of the Premier League ushered in a lot of changes due to the accommodation to the 2022 World Cup. We will determine in the next season if Manchester City will retain their title for the third time. Until then, let’s savor the gap between the previous season and the next campaign.