The Premier League fixtures for the 2023/24 season have been announced.
Manchester City will set out to become the first team to win the Premier League for four straight seasons, with Arsenal and Manchester United among the sides hoping to mount strong challenges.
Luton Town return to the top flight for the first time since it was called Division One, joined by the more familiar Burnley and Sheffield United.
There are new regimes in place at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, while Liverpool will be looking to return to their formidable best after a subpar 2022/23 season.
Here are some key dates for your 2023/24 diary.
First day of season
The season kicks off on Friday 11 August with Championship winners Burnley taking on Premier League kings Man City, with Citizens legend Vincent Kompany welcoming his former side to Turf Moor.
The following day, Arsenal host Nottingham Forest in the lunchtime kick-off. Luton’s first game comes away at Brighton & Hove Albion, and Sheffield United mark their return with a home match against Crystal Palace.
Chelsea’s first game under Mauricio Pochettino sees them take on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, while Man Utd will host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the opening Monday night fixture of the campaign.
|11/08/2023||20:00||Burnley vs Man City|
|12/08/2023||12:30||Arsenal vs Nottingham Forest|
|12/08/2023||15:00||Bournemouth vs West Ham|
|12/08/2023||15:00||Brighton vs Luton|
|12/08/2023||15:00||Everton vs Fulham|
|12/08/2023||15:00||Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace|
|12/08/2023||17:30||Newcastle vs Aston Villa|
|13/08/2023||14:00||Brentford vs Tottenham|
|13/08/2023||16:30||Chelsea vs Liverpool|
|14/08/2023||20:00||Man Utd vs Wolves|
Man Utd host Aston Villa in the pick of this season’s Boxing Day fixtures.
Elsewhere, Man City make the short trip to Everton, Chelsea host London neighbours Crystal Palace, Arsenal take on West Ham for a second successive Boxing Day and Liverpool travel to Burnley
|26/12/2023||15:00||Arsenal vs West Ham|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Bournemouth vs Fulham|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Brentford vs Wolves|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Brighton vs Tottenham|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Burnley vs Liverpool|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Chelsea vs Crystal Palace|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Everton vs Man City|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Man Utd vs Aston Villa|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest|
|26/12/2023||15:00||Sheffield United vs Luton|
Last day of the season
The season will conclude on May 19 2024 with some fairly low-key encounters, though a couple of fixtures do standout.
Man Utd travel south to Brighton, who have become somewhat of a bogey team in recent seasons. Man City will be hoping to lift a fourth-successive title after hosting West Ham.
|19/05/2024||16:00||Arsenal vs Everton|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Brentford vs Newcastle|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Brighton vs Man Utd|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Burnley vs Nottingham Forest|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Chelsea vs Bournemouth|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Liverpool vs Wolves|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Luton vs Fulham|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Man City vs West Ham|
|19/05/2024||16:00||Sheffield United vs Tottenham|
Following Chelsea’s showdown with Liverpool on the opening day, we get to see another new manager at a London club get to strut their stuff against a big-six outfit one week later – Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham take on Man Utd on the second weekend of the season.
On that same day, Man City will face Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium.
Shortly before the September international break, Man Utd are back in the capital to take on Arsenal, with the first north London derby of the season coming later that month.
The Gunners then welcome title rivals Man City to the Emirates Stadium at the beginning of October, again on the eve of an international break, with Mikel Arteta’s men travelling to Chelsea once the club season resumes.
The first Manchester derby of the campaign takes place on the final weekend of October, with the reverse fixture pencilled in for the first weekend of March.
Liverpool travel to Man City at the end of November before taking on rivals Man Utd at Anfield a few weeks later and hosting Arsenal in the final game before Christmas.
There are some mammoth fixtures set to be played at the back-end of the season. Arsenal make the trip to Man Utd on the penultimate weekend of the season, and it’s plausible they could be slugging it out for the title.
Tottenham could have a deciding influence on the title race even if they aren’t in it as they will take on four teams who finished in last season’s top six in their final six games.
Here are some of the key meetings across the season.
|19/08/2023||15:00||Man City vs Newcastle|
|19/08/2023||15:00||Tottenham vs Man Utd|
|02/09/2023||15:00||Arsenal vs Man Utd|
|23/09/2023||15:00||Arsenal vs Tottenham|
|07/10/2023||15:00||Arsenal vs Man City|
|21/10/2023||15:00||Chelsea vs Arsenal|
|28/10/2023||15:00||Man Utd vs Man City|
|25/11/2023||15:00||Man City vs Liverpool|
|16/12/2023||15:00||Liverpool vs Man Utd|
|23/12/2023||15:00||Liverpool vs Arsenal|
|02/03/2024||15:00||Man City vs Man Utd|
|06/04/2024||15:00||Man Utd vs Liverpool|
|27/04/2024||15:00||Tottenham vs Arsenal|
|11/05/2024||15:00||Man Utd vs Arsenal|