Crystal Palace vs Arsenal kicks off the new season on Friday August 5, with Everton vs Chelsea, Man Utd vs Brighton and West Ham vs Man City also live on Sky Sports on opening weekend. Season will pause after November 12/13 weekend for World Cup in Qatar and restart on Boxing Day
Tuesday 21 June 2022 15:16, UK
The 2022/23 Premier League season will kick off with Crystal Palace taking on Arsenal on Friday, August 5, before Manchester City begin their title defence at West Ham on Sunday, August 7, with both games live on Sky Sports.
Everton's Saturday Night Football clash with Chelsea on August 6 and Manchester United's Super Sunday match-up with Brighton - which will signal the start of the Erik ten Hag era at Old Trafford - will also be live on Sky Sports on the opening weekend.
Championship winners Fulham begin their Premier League season at home to Liverpool in the lunchtime kick-off on August 6, while newly-promoted Bournemouth host Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest - back in the top flight for the first time since 1999 - go to Newcastle in the 3pm kick-offs.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will meet their 2021/22 title rivals Liverpool at Anfield on the weekend of October 15 before hosting Jurgen Klopp's side at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend of April 1.
If their race for the crown goes right down to the wire again, City's penultimate game of the season at home to Chelsea could be key, before their final-day trip to Brentford on May 28. Liverpool finish their campaign at Southampton.
Liverpool supporters will also be looking forward to an early-season match-up away to rivals Manchester United on August 20 before going to Goodison Park to face neighbours Everton in the first Merseyside derby on September 3. The Manchester derbies and north London derbies are scheduled for the same weekends of October 1 and January 14, with City and Arsenal playing host in the first meetings.
For the first time ever, the Premier League season will pause after the weekend of November 12/13 for the winter World Cup in Qatar.
The season will restart on Boxing Day - eight days after the World Cup final on December 18 - with fixtures including London derbies Arsenal vs West Ham, Brentford vs Tottenham and Crystal Palace vs Fulham, while Nottingham Forest go to Old Trafford.
There are no games scheduled between Boxing Day until New Year's Eve but, after playing on the final day of 2022, teams will be back in action on January 2, with Chelsea vs Manchester City an eye-catching contest at the start of 2023.
Here's the first round of fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season:
Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, 8pm - live on Sky Sports
Fulham vs Liverpool, 12.30pm
Bournemouth vs Aston Villa, 3pm
Leeds vs Wolves, 3pm
Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest, 3pm
Tottenham vs Southampton, 3pm
Everton vs Chelsea, 5.30pm - live on Sky Sports
Leicester vs Brentford, 2pm
Manchester United vs Brighton, 2pm - live on Sky Sports
West Ham vs Manchester City, 4.30pm - live on Sky Sports
Friday August 5 - Crystal Palace vs Arsenal, kick-off 8pm
Saturday August 6 - Everton vs Chelsea, kick-off 5.30pm
Sunday August 7 - Man Utd vs Brighton, kick-off 2pm
Sunday August 7 - West Ham vs Man City, kick-off 4.30pm
Sunday May 28
Arsenal vs Wolves, 4pm
Aston Villa vs Brighton, 4pm
Brentford vs Manchester City, 4pm
Chelsea vs Newcastle, 4pm
Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest, 4pm
Everton vs Bournemouth, 4pm
Leeds vs Tottenham, 4pm
Leicester vs West Ham, 4pm
Manchester United vs Fulham, 4pm
Southampton vs Liverpool, 4pm
The Premier League season will begin on the weekend of August 5-7 - one week earlier than the 2021/22 campaign started.
However, the Premier League will take a break in the middle of the season to accommodate the first ever winter World Cup. The league's final round before the break will be on the weekend of November 12/13 before resuming on Boxing Day with the World Cup final taking place on December 18.
The Premier League's final day will be Sunday May 28.
Meanwhile, the Carabao Cup final will be held on Sunday February 26 and the FA Cup final on Saturday June 3.
The Europa League final will be played on May 31 in Budapest, the Europa Conference League final will be on June 7 in Prague and the Champions League final is scheduled for June 10 in Istanbul.