Premier League fixtures 2021/22: When are the fixtures released? When is the first game?

Your complete guide to the Premier League fixture announcement for the 2021/22 season as Manchester City begin the defence of their title.

Published: 4 June 2021 - 3.18pm

As we wave goodbye to a Premier League season like no other, the next English top-flight campaign appears just over the horizon with the 2021/22 fixtures set to be announced.

Here BTSport.com answer all the key questions around the upcoming Premier League fixture announcement.

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When are the Premier League 2021/22 fixtures announced?

All 380 Premier League fixtures will be announced on Wednesday 16 June at 9am.

Who will your team face on the opening weekend? What's the run-in looking like? And when is your big derby-day clash? Everything will become clear on Wednesday 16 June.

You can visit BTSport.com to get all the information as soon as the Premier League release the fixture list in full.

When is the first game of the season?

The Premier League 2021/22 season begins on the weekend of Saturday 14 August. The first game of the season will be announced once the TV selections have been made. 

The campaign kicks off just 34 days after the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday 11 July, which means players involved in the final will be afforded little rest before the start of the new Premier League campaign.

When will the TV fixtures be announced?

BT Sport will make their TV selections for August and September on Monday 5 July. 

We will be showing a minimum of 52 live Premier League matches exclusively next season, with all other televised games available via BT TV.

When will the Premier League 2021/22 season finish?

The final day of the season will be on Sunday 22 May with all 10 games set to kick off simultaneously as is customary in the Premier League.

Scheduling for the 2021/22 season is back to normal following the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to the 2019/20 season, which saw last season's start pushed back to September.

Will stadiums be full capacity for the 2021/22 Premier League season?

All 20 Premier League stadiums will be allowed to welcome back fans to full capacity in time for the start of the season, if the government's planned easing of restrictions goes ahead.

A section of supporters were allowed into grounds for the penultimate and final matchdays of the 2020/21 season but there has not been a full capacity Premier League match since Monday 9 March 2020.