Premier League 2020/21: Fixture list released with season starting 12 September

The Premier League have released the full fixture list ahead of the first round of matches starting on 12 September reports Max Liu...

Champions Liverpool v promoted Leeds is the standout match in the first round of Premier League fixtures when the 2020/21 season starts across the weekend of Saturday 12 September.

Leeds fans who are worried that their team will suffer a heavy defeat in their first top flight match for 16 years will be encouraged to know they've played more Premier League matches on match day one without losing than any other team in the competition's history.

The bad news for the Whites is that Liverpool have won six of their last seven openers and scored 15 goals in their four under Jurgen Klopp.

Other highlights on the first weekend include Arsenal travelling to promoted Fulham and Tottenham v Everton - a clash which has been a top flight opening day fixture more than any other in history.

City favourites to win title in 2020/21

The 2020/21 season is set to be busy and intense, as teams feel the knock-on effect from the interrupted 2019/20 season.

Manchester City are 2.06 favourites to win the title ahead of Liverpool at 2.82.

But City won't play their first match until the following match week - when they go to Wolves - to allow Pep Guardiola's men time to recover from their Champions League campaign.

Manchester United (13.50) will also have a delayed start, due to their involvement in the Europa League, and will host Crystal Palace on the second weekend.

Chelsea (18.00) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' first matches are both scheduled for Monday 14 September after their slightly earlier European exits. The Blues go to Brighton that evening while Wolves travel to Sheffield United.

Before then, Liverpool play Arsenal in the Community Shield on August 29.

Late start means no winter break

As the season is starting later than usual there will be no winter break and more midweek rounds than usual, although the first full round of those won't take place until 13 January.

The season will end on Sunday 23 May - just under three weeks before Euro 2021 is due to begin on 11 June.

Premier League opening weekend fixtures in full:

- Crystal Palace v Southampton (12 Sep)
- Fulham v Arsenal (12 Sep)
- Liverpool v Leeds (12 Sep)
- Tottenham v Everton (12 Sep)
- West Bromwich v Leicester (12 Sep)
- West Ham v Newcastle (12 Sep)
- Brighton v Chelsea (14 Sep)
- Sheffield United v Wolves (14 Sep)
- Burnley v Manchester United (postponed)
- Manchester City v Aston Villa (postponed)

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