March 4, 2024

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Premier League releases fixtures, dates for 2020/21 season

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Leeds ’ first Premier League game for 16 years will see
Marcelo Bielsa’ s men travel to defending champions
Liverpool , while Manchester City and Manchester
United will miss the opening weekend to give them
extra time to recover from a late end to the 2019 / 20
season .
All sides were guaranteed by the football authorities to
have at least 30 days off between the two seasons after
the late finish to the campaign caused by a three –
month stoppage due to the coronavirus pandemic .
City and United were eliminated from the Champions
League and Europa League respectively last weekend ,
three weeks after the end of the Premier League
season . Chelsea and Wolves will start their seasons on Monday
September 14 th after they too were involved in
European competition into August .
Leeds are back in the top – flight for the first time since
2003 / 04 , but could not have asked for a tougher start,
on September 12 against the champions who have not
lost a league game at Anfield in more than three years .
Tottenham host Everton , Arsenal travel to newly-
promoted Fulham and Chelsea are away to Brighton on
the opening weekend .
City and Liverpool are scheduled to meet on the
weekends of November 7 at the Etihad and February 6
at Anfield .
Jurgen Klopp ’ s men do not face traditional rivals
Manchester United until 2021 with the Red Devils
visiting Anfield on January 16 and Liverpool heading to
Old Trafford on May 1.
AFP

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