Premier League fixtures for 2021/22 released as Man Utd face Leeds on first day

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Premier League officials have released the fixtures for the 2021/22 season, with Manchester United facing historic rivals Leeds on the first day.

The latest edition of English top-flight football gets started on August 14 as Manchester City look to defend the title.

But they are expected to face tough competition from the Red Devils, Liverpool and Chelsea with all three securing Champions League football and pursuing high-profile transfer targets.

While Tottenham and Arsenal have some damaged reputations they want to fix, with Spurs potentially having to do it without Harry Kane.

It marks a new era for Brentford, who are in the Premier League for the first time after winning promotion with Norwich and Watford.

But fixtures released for the opening day show that it is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side who face a big hurdle to start.

The Red Devils, looking to cut down the 12-point to their neighbours, take on Leeds at Old Trafford to start.

United secured a 6-2 victory in the same game last season but a 0-0 draw at Elland Road suggests the Whites will come back stronger.

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City travel to Spurs to start their defence – and could rub salt in the north London side's early wounds.

Star striker Harry Kane is on their radar after expressing a desire to leave but could immediately return in blue.

Liverpool are hoping to have their injured players, including Virgil van Dijk, back for the start of the season.

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And they have been handed a trip to promoted Norwich, the team they have put 42 goals past in their last 14 top-flight meetings to win all of them.

Thomas Tuchel will hope Chelsea – potentially led by Erling Haaland – can start with a home win against rivals Crystal Palace, where former boss Frank Lampard could be working.

While Brentford's first-ever Premier League fixture will see 'Big Six' Arsenal make the trip across the capital.

Fans only have to wait one week before two big rivals clash as the Gunners host Chelsea in Round Two of the season.

While fans should circle the weekend of September 25, with the north London derby and a repeat of the Champions League final in the Blues vs City taking place

Liverpool will host the champions on October 2 before travelling to Old Trafford two rounds later.

The Manchester clubs face off on November 6, with Pep Guardiola looking to beat Solskjaer in the league for the first time since April 2019.

Who do you think will win the Premier League 2021/22 title? Let us know in the comments section.

Chelsea could have the hardest run during the festive period as Aston Villa, Brighton and Liverpool all await.

But United's crunch month will come in March, travelling to City and Anfield as well as hosting Spurs.

Check out the rest of the Premier League 2021/22 opening-day fixtures below!

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Brentford vs Arsenal

Burnley vs Brighton

Chelsea vs Crystal Palace

Everton vs Southampton

Leicester vs Wolves

Man Utd vs Leeds

Newcastle vs West Ham

Norwich vs Liverpool

Tottenham vs Man City

Watford vs Aston Villa

  • Premier League
  • Arsenal FC
  • Aston Villa FC
  • Brentford FC
  • Brighton Hove Albion FC
  • Burnley FC
  • Crystal Palace FC
  • Chelsea FC
  • Everton FC
  • Leeds United FC
  • Leicester City FC
  • Liverpool FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Manchester United FC
  • Norwich City FC
  • Southampton FC
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Watford FC
  • Wolves FC
  • West Ham FC
  • Newcastle United FC

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