Premier League fixtures 2022/23: when are the opening day matches?

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The Premier League fixtures for the 2022/23 season have been released.

Crystal Palace host Arsenal in the opening game of the 2022/23 Premier League season at Selhurst Park on Friday 5 August.

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The Premier League announced the fixtures this morning (Thursday 16 June) which also outline the key dates surrounding the winter break enforced by the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar.

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Manchester City begin their title defense at West Ham, while Liverpool take on newly promoted Fulham at Craven Cottage.

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Here’s everything you need to know about the release of the fixtures, including the full opening weekend, finals day and celebratory fixtures map:

When are the games on opening weekend?

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The weekend opening matches of the 2022/23 Premier League season are as follows:

Premier League games 2022/23
  • Crystal Palace – Arsenal (8pm)
  • Fulham-Liverpool (12:30pm)
  • AFC Bournemouth vs Aston Villa
  • Leeds vs Wolves
  • Leicester vs Brentford
  • Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest
  • Spurs v Southampton
  • Everton-Chelsea (5:30pm)
  • Man Utd v Brighton (2pm)
  • West Ham-Manchester City (4:30pm)

When are the last match days?

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The final match day of the 2022/23 Premier League season is scheduled for Sunday 28 May, with all ten games kicking off at 4pm.

The final matchdays of the 2022/23 Premier League season are as follows:

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  • Arsenal vs Wolves
  • Aston Villa vs Brighton
  • Brentford versus Manchester City
  • Chelsea vs Newcastle
  • Crystal Palace vs Nottingham Forest
  • Everton vs Bournemouth AFC
  • Leeds vs Spurs
  • Leicester vs West Ham
  • Man Utd vs Fulham
  • Southampton vs Liverpool

What happens with the World Cup break?

The final round of Premier League matches ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will take place on Saturday 12 November.

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International players leave their clubs to meet with their national teams for the finals, which begin on November 21.

The final of the World Cup is scheduled for December 18th.

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The Premier League then returns on Boxing Day (December 26).

What are the Boxing Day fixtures?

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The first Premier League matches after the 2022 World Cup, which will be played on December 26, are as follows:

  • Arsenal vs West Ham
  • Aston Villa vs Liverpool
  • Brentford vs Spurs
  • Chelsea vs Bournemouth AFC
  • Crystal Palace vs Fulham
  • Everton vs Wolves
  • Leeds versus Manchester City
  • Leicester versus Newcastle
  • Man Utd v Nottingham Forest
  • Southampton vs Brighton

What are the New Year dates?

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The final round of Premier League matches for 2022 will take place on New Year’s Eve (31 December).

  • Bournemouth AFC vs Crystal Palace
  • Brighton vs Arsenal
  • Fulham vs Southampton
  • Liverpool vs Leicester
  • Manchester City vs Everton
  • Newcastle vs Leeds
  • Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
  • Spurs vs Aston Villa
  • West Ham vs Brentford
  • Wolves v Man Utd

The first game round for 2023 is scheduled for January 2 and looks like this:

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  • Arsenal vs Newcastle
  • Aston Villa vs Wolves
  • Brentford vs Liverpool
  • Chelsea vs Manchester City
  • Crystal Palace vs Spurs
  • Everton vs Brighton
  • Leeds v West Ham
  • Leicester vs Fulham
  • Man Utd v AFC Bournemouth
  • Southampton vs Nottingham Forest