The first fixtures of the new Premier League season will take place on the weekend of the 12 September, with Burnley v Manchester United and Manchester City v Aston Villa taking place at a later date due to the Manchester clubs exploits in Europe.
Newly promoted Fulham face a tough test on their return to the English top flight as they will face Arsenal in a London derby at Craven Cottage, while the other promoted side, West Brom, will battle Leicester.
Opening day fixtures
Crystal Palace v Southampton (12 Sep)
Fulham v Arsenal (12 Sep)
Liverpool v Leeds United (12 Sep)
West Bromwich Albion v Leicester City (12 Sep)
West Ham United v Newcastle United (12 Sep)
Brighton v Chelsea (14 Sep)
Sheffield United v Wolves (14 Sep)
Burnley v Manchester United (later date)
Manchester City v Aston Villa (later date)
The fixture that Manchester United and Leeds fans have been anticipating for years is deep into the season on 19 December when the Roses rivalry will recommence in the top flight.
A selection of derbies:
12 December - Manchester United v Manchester City
16 January - Wolves v West Brom
6 March - Manchester City v Manchester United
1 May - West Brom v Wolves
The 2020/21 Premier League season, and indeed every major league in Europe, will see unprecedented levels of schedule build up. Due to the previous season finishing late in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, the start of the new campaign was pushed back.
This has resulted in the winter break in February being cancelled, while the league has had to fit in all 38 rounds in five less available weekends.