Manchester United will meet Chelsea at Old Trafford in the headline fixture on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 Premier League season after fixtures for the new season were released here.
Last season's runners up Liverpool will kick off the campaign on Friday August 9, at home to newly promoted Norwich City, while champions Manchester City open with two matches against London teams - a trip to West Ham in gameweek one before welcoming Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad in week two.
Spurs welcome another newly promoted club, Aston Villa, on the opening weekend, with Arsenal travelling to Newcastle and an intriguing clash between Leicester and Wolves.
The opening weeks of the new season season throw up some stellar fixtures, with United travelling to Wolves in week two, Liverpool meeting Arsenal in week three and a north London derby between Arsenal and Spurs prior to the first international break.
In an official tweet, the Premier League announced the first week of fixtures next season as well as the link to all 38 weeks of the campaign:
Here's how fans overall and of their respective teams reacted to these opening games:
LETS GOOOO REDSSS— Vik⚜️ (@LFCVik) June 13, 2019
My reaction as a united fan— Sivagami Devi (Male version) (@ajujimk) June 13, 2019
Easy start for Liverpool typical— Si (@SIMONGATES_) June 13, 2019
United fans should be happy, we’re missing 2/3 key players at the start of the season— Adam (@Ad4m_99) June 13, 2019
Just for him to be back pocketed by Jamal Lewis— Tom🔰 (@itsNCFC) June 13, 2019
We need to announce more names Tosin. 😫— King Bee 👑 The Plug 🔌 ☁️ (@kingbee_pr) June 13, 2019
Ole's utd vs possibly Lampard's Chelsea. Star fixtur of the opening weekend. I think both teams might lose this one. 😂. #EPL— Ania (@Kulvic) June 13, 2019
Man United and Chelsea fans right now: pic.twitter.com/U2zLpMQS3u— Adrian10 (@Adrian_R10) June 13, 2019
So the Man City vs Newcastle fixture will be known as Abu Derby 😅— 🤑BULK TELLER🤑 (@raykako) June 13, 2019
1 - On the only previous occasion that Liverpool started a league season at home against Norwich City, the Reds won the top-flight league title ahead of Manchester City in 2nd (1976-77). Liverpool beat Norwich 1-0 at Anfield on MD1 that season. Fate? #PremierLeagueFixtures pic.twitter.com/7Skreef33b— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019
8 - Tottenham Hotspur will start a league season at home for the first time since 2010, following eight successive seasons with an away match to start their league campaign. Wait. #PremierLeaguefixtures pic.twitter.com/LkjjaX4YeI— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019
7 - Manchester United won just seven points in 10 matches against the ‘big six’ in the Premier League last season; the fewest of the ‘big six’ clubs alongside Tottenham Hotspur (also 7). Tricky. #PremierLeaguefixtures pic.twitter.com/wCgXTFI23f— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019