The 2019/20 Premier League will get underway with Manchester United vs Chelsea

Florence Fletcher
June 17, 2019

Manchester United will host Chelsea on the first match day of the 2019/2020 English Premier League.

Liverpool, pipped by a point to the title by City, get next season up and running on Friday, August 9 at home to newly-promoted Norwich.

Liverpool have postponed their pre-season friendly against Schalke at Anfield after the Premier League fixtures were announced on Thursday.

'Norwich to Liverpool is a five-hour drive even without any traffic issues, which makes it very hard for working fans to get there, let along the return journey terminating in the early hours.' Daniel Farke's side have an equally daunting fixture on the final day of the season - away to Manchester City.

Defending Champions, Manchester City will start the defence of their title at West Ham.

Liverpool will play Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul on August 14, now three days before their trip to St Mary's to take on Southampton.

Man City will provide opposition on November 9 (H) and April 4 (A), with the two sides likely to play out another fierce battle for the title.

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Sunday August 11: Newcastle United-Arsenal (3:00pm CET) and Manchester United-Chelsea (5:30pm CET).

On their return to the top-flight Aston Villa host Spurs, whilst Sheffield United are away at Bournemouth.

This will be our first home fixture on opening weekend since 2010/11.

Everton are unbeaten in seven, though with only two wins, and face a Crystal Palace side who have begun with a defeat in six of their last eight campaigns.

The 2019/20 season's first Manchester derby between City and United will take place at the Etihad on December 7, with the corresponding Old Trafford tie coming on 7 March, 2020.

Here is how Twitter reacted to the release of the Premier League fixtures for 2019-20.

The upcoming top flight season will be the first to include a brief mid-season break. As such, there will be five games played on February 8, allowing 10 teams to rest, while the other five games will be on February 15.

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