The new rearranged Premier League campaign will run from Saturday, September 12 through to Sunday, May 23, 2021.
It’s a mouth-watering start to life back in the top flight for Marcelo Bielsa’s Championship winners Leeds, with a trip to Anfield on Saturday, September 12, while fellow Premier League new boys Fulham host Arsenal in an opening weekend London derby and West Brom take on Leicester City at the Hawthorns.
However, Manchester City v Aston Villa and Burnley v Manchester United has been postponed to allow City and United extra time to recover from their recent European campaigns, which finished last weekend, just four weeks before the 2020/21 Premier League season begins.
Instead, Manchester City’s first game will be at Wolves on September 19, while Manchester United play Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on that same weekend.
There are also delays for Chelsea, who traveled to Brighton, and Wolves, who began with a trip to Sheffield United, because of their European involvement, which ended around a week earlier than the Manchester clubs. Those fixtures will take place on Monday, September 14.
On the opening weekend, Crystal Palace takes on Southampton at Selhurst Park, Tottenham host Everton and West Ham face Newcastle at the London Stadium.
Next season’s Champions League group stage will get underway on October 20, while the Europa League’s group stage returns. COMMUNITY SHIELD
Arsenal and Liverpool will clash in the Community Shield
The Community Shield will take place at Wembley on Saturday, August 29, the FA has confirmed.
The match will be immediately followed by an international break from September 2 to 10. The national team football windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers, allowing the postponed European Qualifiers play-offs to be rescheduled at the beginning of the respective windows, on October 8 and November 12.
The first four rounds of the Carabao Cup will be played in September, with Premier League clubs joining round two on September 15/16 and those in European competition entering series three a week later.
The FA Cup third round is scheduled to start January 9, 2021 – and replays have been scrapped this season.
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE
The 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage will take place on revised dates in September, October, and November.
Euro 2020 will now take place from June 11-July 11, 2021. The 12 original host cities have been confirmed as venues for the rescheduled tournament.