Premier League 2021/22: When does the season start and everything you need to know

Focus has shifted from Euro 2020 to the new Premier League campaign and we’ve answered all the key questions.

Published: 29 July 2021 - 12.56pm

After a sensational Euro 2020 attention has turned to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.

The 20 clubs are gearing up for what promises to be another captivating nine months of top-flight action.

BT Sport will once again be with you every step of the way and we’ve already announced our live TV games for August and September.

With only weeks to go before the new season, btsport.com have answered all of the key questions.

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When does the Premier League start?

The new season begins on Friday 13 August when newcomers Brentford host Arsenal in the Bees’ first top-flight game since 1946/47.

BT Sport will show the second game of the new campaign, from 11.30am on Saturday 14 August, as old rivals Manchester United and Leeds United renew hostilities at Old Trafford.

In other standout fixtures, champions Manchester City travel to London to take on Nuno Espirito Santo’s Tottenham and new boys Norwich City welcome Liverpool to Carrow Road on the opening weekend.

Who won the Premier League 2020/21?

Man City won a third Premier League title in four years, finishing 12 points clear of Man United in second.

It was the seventh time they finished top of the English pyramid and the fifth time in nine years.

Pep Guardiola’s side made a slow start last season, but comfortably finished top of the league after winning 27 of their 38 matches.

When does the Premier League end?

The final round of matches take place on Sunday 22 May 2022, with all fixtures kicking off simultaneously.

Are fans allowed to attend the 2020/21 Premier League?

Football stadiums in England are set to return to full capacity for the first time since March 2020 after the government announced the lifting of all remaining Coronavirus restrictions.

“We will allow all businesses to reopen, including nightclubs, we will lift the limit on named visitors to care homes and the numbers of people attending concerts, theatre, and sports events,” said Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“Fans have been hugely missed so we welcome today’s announcement by the Government, and are looking forward to full stadiums in the 2021-22 season,” a Premier League statement read.

When does the Premier League transfer window close?

The Premier League have confirmed that the summer transfer window will close on Tuesday 31 August at 11pm, meaning the window will remain open for over two weeks after the new season kicks off.

Transfer Window: Done Deals

Get the full list of completed transfers from the Premier League clubs.

How many games are in a Premier League season?

Each team plays 38 games in a Premier League season, meaning there are a total of 380 matches in total.

Who are the favourites to win the Premier League?

Man City are odds-on favourites to clinch yet another title ahead of Champions League holders Chelsea and Liverpool.

Man City: 4/6

Chelsea: 5/1

Liverpool: 5/1

Man United: 8/1

Tottenham: 40/1

Leicester City: 50/1

Arsenal: 50/1

Odds courtesy of Bet365 are correct at the time of writing.