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Premier League Champions Manchester City face West Ham away on the opening weekend of a 2022/23 Premier League campaign that will include a mid-season break for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Liverpool will play promoted Fulham, with Nottingham Forest at Newcastle.

Forest are back in the Premier League for the first time since 1998-99.
The first fixture takes place on Friday, 5 August when Crystal Palace host Arsenal.

Read Also: Nottingham Forest Gain Promotion to play in 2022/23 Premier League Season

Premier League Season

There will be no top-flight games after the weekend of 12-13 November until 26 December because of the World Cup.

Bournemouth begin their campaign with a home match against Aston Villa on August 6, while fellow newcomers Fulham face a daunting clash against Liverpool at Craven Cottage earlier that day.

And all eyes will be on Championship play-off winners Nottingham Forest when they face Eddie Howe’s Newcastle at St James’ Park.

In the remaining fixtures on the first Saturday of the season, Leeds and Wolves collide at Elland Road, Leicester host Brentford, Tottenham face Southampton at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and Chelsea head to Everton in the evening kick-off.

In addition to Man City’s clash with the Hammers, the first Super Sunday of the season will see Manchester United host Brighton at Old Trafford in a 2pm kick-off.

The World Cup, which will feature both England and Wales, starts on 21 November. The final is on 18 December, eight days before the Premier League season resumes.

There are no meetings between the Premier League’s so-called

After fixtures on 26-27 December, the following match round will be played on 29, 30 and 31 December. The New Year match round will be played on the 2, 3, 4 and 5 January.

The 2022-23 season has been adjusted to accommodate the 2022 World Cup, which takes place in the middle of the domestic calendar.

It starts a week earlier than normal – 75 days after the final day of the 2021-22 campaign – and finishes a week later than usual on 28 May.

FIFA, world football’s governing body, has already stipulated that players must be released on 14 November for the World Cup.

It means the mid-season break will last more than six weeks.

There will be 16 matchdays before the World Cup in Qatar; five in August, three in September, six in October and two in November.

First Round Fixtures

Friday, 5 August

Crystal Palace v Arsenal (20:00 BST)

Saturday, 6 August

Fulham v Liverpool (12:30)

Bournemouth v Aston Villa (15:00)

Leeds United v Wolves (15:00)

Leicester City v Brentford (15:00)

Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest (15:00)

Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton (15:00)

Everton v Chelsea (17:30)

Sunday, 7 August

Manchester United v Brighton (14:00)

West Ham United v Manchester City (16:30)

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