Premier League Opening Day Fixtures On September 12 Have Been 'Leaked'
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Some fixtures for the opening weekend of Premier League football may well have been leaked online.
Last month it was revealed that the top-flight will be returning in swift fashion on September 12 after the disrupted 2019/20 campaign was eventually completed on 27 July.
It was reported that the new set of fixtures would be revealed just three weeks before the new season gets underway but fans have spotted a potential leak on the Fantasy Premier League website.
FPL is back up and running as fans choose their squads for the 2020/21 season and players believe a number of opening games could have been spoiled ahead of time.
If the leak is indeed true, new champions Liverpool will begin their title defence away at West Ham United, with Manchester United hosting Arsenal in what would be a huge first game to kick things off.
Interestingly, it's also said that across town Manchester City will also be at home to Crystal Palace. The two Manchester clubs very rarely play at home on the same day but behind-closed-doors could potentially allow that to take place.
A glitch on the Fantasy Premier League (#FPL) app appears to have revealed the opening fixtures of the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.- WBA Report (@WBAReport) August 15, 2020
If true, West Brom will host Burnley at The Hawthorns. pic.twitter.com/u9puaPhkre
Last season's Championship top two Leeds and West Bromwich Albion will start the season at home to Newcastle and Burnley respectively, with play-off winners Fulham travelling to Everton, should the information prove to be the correct.
A crucial second campaign for Frank Lampard and Chelsea commences with a visit of Southampton, with Jose Mourinho's Tottenham playing host to Aston Villa.
The full official set of fixtures are expected to be released at the end of the week, though we do know the season will run right through to the 23 May.