Premier League fixtures 2018-19: Man City visit Arsenal on opening weekend

Danny Woods
June 15, 2018

None of the promoted sides have been given a horror run of games against leading clubs at the start of the season, although they will each face at least one of the big six in their opening four fixtures.

And with the new Premier League fixture list - which you can see in full here - also showing Arsenal heading to Chelsea on matchday two, the former PSG boss clearly has his work cut out if he is to hit the ground running.

Liverpool's pre-Europe travels The Premier League has released dates for all 380 matches, but none have been allotted kick-off times as broadcasters are yet to decide which games will be televised.

The first Manchester derby takes place at City's Etihad Stadium on November 10, with the second at Old Trafford on March 16.

Manchester City are the reigning champions, with promoted sides Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham and Cardiff City all returning to the Premier League.

"The most important game is the north London derby", he said.

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Guardiola will look to retain the Premier League title for the first time since Manchester United in 2008/09. They play in the best domestic competition in the world, the Premier League.

That game against Liverpool comes three days before matchday one of the Champions League, meaning Spurs will definitely play their group stage matches at their new home.

With the last two meetings between English football's two biggest clubs at Anfield ending in dismal 0-0 draws, it is to be hoped that December's clash on Merseyside produces more drama and goals. That includes trips to Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham.

Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first worldwide break, which is on the weekend of 8-9 September.

They finished 25 points behind champions Manchester City in 2017-18, and while the Sky Blues enjoyed a record-breaking campaign, Liverpool's points tally of 75 would only have been good enough for fifth the season before.

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