Premier League Kickoff: Exciting Fixtures Await with Manchester City, Chelsea & More

Manchester City begins their fifth straight title defence against Chelsea on Aug. 18. Chelsea's new manager, Enzo Maresca, brings unique insights as a former Pep Guardiola assistant. Manchester United hosts Fulham on Aug. 16, while Arsenal faces Wolverhampton on Aug. 17. Ipswich Town returns after 22 years to face Liverpool.

Reuters | Updated: 18-06-2024 14:05 IST | Created: 18-06-2024 14:05 IST
Premier League Kickoff: Exciting Fixtures Await with Manchester City, Chelsea & More
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Manchester City begin their fifth straight title defence with a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Aug. 18, the Premier League said on Tuesday. Chelsea's newly appointed manager, Enzo Maresca, will face a familiar side as he previously assisted Pep Guardiola during their treble-winning season and also coached City's youth team.

FA Cup winners Manchester United host Fulham in the first match of the season on Aug. 16 while last season's league runners-up Arsenal host Wolverhampton Wanderers in their first match on Aug. 17. Among the other opening fixtures, Championship winners Leicester City host Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United entertain play-off victors Southampton.

Ipswich Town, who are returning to the Premier League after 22 years following back-to-back promotions, host Liverpool in an early kick-off on Aug. 17. The Premier League will begin in mid-August after the mid-season break was removed from the calendar in order to allow for a longer close-season break.

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