2018/19 Premier League Fixtures Announced
The whole of football might be excited about the World Cup kicking off later today but the Premier League is like the child shouting at its parents when about to jump in a pool and making sure some of our attention is still on it by announcing the fixtures.
Sure we haven't even seen dancing bears, some sort of representation of Russian dolls and a famous celebrity penalty, and whatever else we're about to get at the World Cup opening ceremony, but it's only 58 days from the start of the Premier League season.
That's a ridiculously short time away and a mere 27 days after the World Cup final on July 15th, with England's top tier starting again on August 11th.
Manchester City casually strolled away with the title last term by 19 points and winning the most points ever out of the 26 seasons of Premier League football, and scoring the most goals too.
Pep Guardiola's side kick off their defence away against Arsenal, the first time Arsenal won't be managed by Arsene Wenger in 22 years.
Manchester United finished second last season and Jose Mourinho will be hoping his usual third season meltdown doesn't begin against Leicester City.
Spurs won't be heading to their new home just yet and start against Newcastle United away.
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Champions League runners up Liverpool could have a very different look to their midfield against West Ham at Anfield.
We still have no idea who Chelsea will be managed by next season, although Antonio Conte is still in a job. Whoever is in charge will face Huddersfield away.
Promoted sides Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham face Everton, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace respectively.
The first Manchester derby of the season is at the Etihad on the weekend of November 10th, and Liverpool host the first 'North West derby' against United on December 15th.
Unai Emery gets his first taste of the North London derby at the beginning of December when Arsenal host Spurs on the weekend of December first. And Liverpool also host the first Merseyside derby that weekend too.
The final day will be on Sunday May 12th and City face Brighton away, which will be great for the travelling fans having a party in the sun on the coast if they're once again champions.
United on the other hand could relegate Cardiff, should they not be able to avoid the drop, on the last day at home.
It's certainly going to be an interesting season, just let us enjoy the World Cup first please lads.
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