When does the Premier League start? When are the Premier League fixtures released? BT Sport answer all the key questions

Everything you need to know about the 2022/23 Premier League season including start date, end date and when the fixtures will be released.

Published: 16 June 2022 - 11.59am
When does the 2022/23 Premier League season start?

Are you ready to do it all over again? After the most dramatic of finishes to the 2021/22 Premier League season which saw the title, the European places and the final relegation place all sorted on the final day, England's top flight restarts with plenty of drama anticipated over the coming months.

With three new teams coming to the party, a major rule change and a winter World Cup to contend with it promises to be a season unlike any other as Manchester City bid to make it three in a row.

Read on for BT Sport's guide to when the new Premier League season begins, when the fixtures will be announced and any other questions you may have ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

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When does the 2022/23 Premier League season start?

The season will commence on the weekend of August 6/7, one week earlier than the previous campaign began. It's just an 11-week break between the final day of 2021/22 and the opening game of 2022/23.

How does the World Cup impact the Premier League season?

For the first time ever, the Premier League will take a prolonged mid-season break to accommodate the winter 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The final weekend before players are called up by their respective countries will be November 12/13 for Matchday 16 of the Premier League season.

The Premier League campaign will then resume on Boxing Day with Matchday 17, just eight days after the World Cup final on December 18.

When does the 2022/23 Premier League season end?

The Premier League will end on Sunday 28 May with all 10 matches kicking off simultaneously as is customary for the final match of the season.

When are the 2022/23 Premier League fixtures released?

The Premier League fixtures for the new season will be announced on Thursday June 16 at 9am.

Manchester City begin the defence of their Premier League title on the weekend of August 6/7.
Manchester City begin the defence of their Premier League title on the weekend of August 6/7.

What is new for the 2022/23 Premier League season?

Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest are all newly-promoted to the top flight. Fulham are back after just one season in the Championship, Bournemouth after just two but Forest are preparing for a first top-flight campaign since 1999.

The biggest change aside from the 2022 World Cup is that managers will once again have five substitutes at their disposal, just as they did when football returned from the Covid-enforced break in 2019/20.

It was scrapped to the traditional three for the following two seasons yet in March the Premier League voted in favour of bringing five substitutes back for the upcoming campaign.

When does the 2022/23 Premier League transfer window open?

The transfer window for the new season will reopen on Friday 10 June and run for 12 weeks before closing on Thursday 1 September at 11pm.

The Premier League's winter transfer window opens on 1 January and closes on 31 January at 11pm.

When does the Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup take place in 2022/23?

The Champions League will begin proper on 6 September with Matchday 1 of the group stages and run until the final at Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium on 10 June. 

The six group-stage matches will take place from 6/7 September until 1/2 November 2022 meaning all six will be played over the course of just nine weeks.

The FA Cup third round involving all the Premier League teams is on the weekend of January 8/9 as it was in 2021/22 but the FA Cup final will be on June 3, three weeks later than this season.

The Carabao Cup commences on August 8 weekend and finishes with the final from Wembley on Sunday 26 February.