Premier League 2024/25 Fixtures Unveiled

The Premier League has released the fixtures for the 2024/25 season, featuring thrilling opening weekend matches, key derbies, and the final day schedule. Manchester United kicks off the season against Fulham, while Chelsea faces Manchester City in a marquee clash.

Premier League 2024/25 Fixtures Unveiled

The Premier League has officially unveiled the fixtures for the highly anticipated 2024/25 season. The release of the fixtures is a momentous occasion for football fans worldwide as they eagerly await the start of another thrilling campaign filled with intense rivalries, title challenges, and unforgettable moments.

Opening Weekend Highlights

The season will kick off on Friday, August 16th, with Manchester United hosting Fulham at Old Trafford in a mouthwatering clash under the lights.

This fixture promises to be an enthralling start to the season, as Erik ten Hag's side aims to mount a strong title challenge after a disappointing previous campaign.

A flurry of action will take place on Saturday, August 17th. Liverpool will travel to newly promoted Ipswich Town in what promises to be a stern test for Jurgen Klopp's men against the returning Tractor Boys.

Arsenal will also be in action, hosting Wolves at the Emirates Stadium, while Newcastle United and Southampton will lock horns in an intriguing encounter.

The opening weekend's marquee fixture will undoubtedly be the clash between Chelsea and Manchester City on Sunday, August 18th. Enzo Maresca's first game in charge of the Blues will be a baptism of fire as they welcome the defending champions to Stamford Bridge.

This match promises to be a tactical masterclass between the league's most formidable sides.

Key Dates and Derbies

The first Manchester derby of the season will take place on December 14th, with City hosting United at the Etihad Stadium. The return fixture at Old Trafford is scheduled for April 5th, ensuring the rivalry between these two giants will be reignited twice during the campaign.

The Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool will be played on December 7th at Goodison Park, with the reverse fixture at Anfield set for April 2nd. These matches are always highly charged affairs, and fans on both sides of the divide will be eagerly anticipating these clashes.

The North London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur will take place on September 14th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium scheduled for January 14th.

Final Day Drama

The 2024/25 season will climax on Sunday, May 25th, with all matches kicking off simultaneously at 4 pm BST. The standout fixture on the final day will see Manchester United host Aston Villa at Old Trafford, Manchester City travel to Fulham, and Arsenal face Southampton away from home.

The Road Ahead

With the fixtures now unveiled, fans, players, and managers alike can begin planning and strategising for the challenges ahead. The Premier League is renowned for its unpredictability and drama, and the 2024/25 season promises to be no different.

As the countdown to the new season begins, the excitement and anticipation among football enthusiasts will only continue to build. Buckle up, football fans, because the Premier League is back, and it's set to be another rollercoaster ride of emotions, triumphs, and heartbreaks.

Teams with the Toughest Opening Fixtures

1. West Ham United

According to multiple sources, West Ham has had the toughest start to the season. Their opening five fixtures include matches against Manchester City, Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Fulham.

2. Arsenal

Arsenal faces a difficult opening run, with three of last season's top five teams, including Tottenham and Manchester City, in their first five games. Their tough start could derail their title ambitions early on.

3. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Wolves will play four of last season's top seven teams in their opening five matches, including Arsenal, Chelsea, Newcastle United, and Aston Villa.

4. Brentford

Brentford's opening five games see them take on Liverpool, Manchester City, and Tottenham, making for a daunting start to their campaign.

5. Chelsea

Chelsea's first game is the headline fixture against Manchester City on the opening weekend. While their other four games are relatively easier, facing the champions first will be a major test for new manager Enzo Maresca.

Other teams, such as Leicester City (promoted), Ipswich Town (promoted), and Bournemouth, also have challenging starts against top sides like Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Newcastle United.

Teams with the Easiest Opening Fixtures

1. Liverpool

Liverpool has been highlighted as having the easiest start to the season. Their opening five games include matches against newly promoted Ipswich Town, Brentford, Nottingham Forest, and Bournemouth, with only Manchester United posing a significant challenge.

2. Everton

Everton's opening ten matches are considered the easiest based on their opponents' average Opta Power Rating. They face only two of last season's top six teams (Tottenham and Aston Villa) and play all three newly promoted sides during this period.

3. Southampton

Among the newly promoted teams, Southampton has a favourable start. Their first six games include matches against Nottingham Forest, Brentford, Ipswich Town, and Bournemouth, although they face Newcastle United and Manchester United.

4. Newcastle United

Newcastle's opening fixtures are relatively easier, with matches against Southampton, Bournemouth, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Fulham. They only face one top-six team, Tottenham, in their first five games.

5. Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace also has a manageable start to the season. Their first five fixtures include matches against Brentford, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Bournemouth, with only one top-six team, Newcastle United, in the mix.


The unveiling of the 2024/25 Premier League fixtures has set the stage for another exciting and unpredictable season. Fans can now mark their calendars for key dates, derbies, and final-day drama while teams begin to prepare for the challenges ahead.

With tough starts for some and favourable fixtures for others, the early weeks of the season will be crucial in shaping the narrative of the Premier League campaign. Let the games begin!