Premier League fixtures: The ultimate guide to the 2024/25 season

Football Wednesday June 19, 2024 By: Harry Howes

While the Euros is currently providing us all with our football fix, this summer’s international tournament will be done and dusted in a few weeks. Luckily, the Premier League fixtures for the 2024/25 season were released this week, whetting the appetite for what’s set to be another thrilling campaign.

Manchester City are looking to defend their Premier League crown as they target a record fifth consecutive title. Meanwhile, we’ve got three new teams to add to the mix. Leicester and Southampton have bounced back up at the first time of asking, while Ipswich return to the top table for the first time since they were relegated back in 2002.

With hundreds of fixtures to look forward to throughout the season, we’ve taken a look at all the key match-ups.

The opening weekend

There’s nothing quite like the opening weekend of the Premier League season. New kits, new signings and a new sense of optimism for everybody involved. This year’s campaign gets underway on Friday 16th August as Manchester United host Fulham in the season’s curtain raiser, with Erik ten Hag set to remain in charge after guiding the Red Devils to FA Cup success last month.

Meanwhile, new Chelsea boss Enzo Maresca faces a baptism of fire as his side welcome City to Stamford Bridge. Arsenal have gone toe-to-toe with City in the title race in the past two seasons and they’ll be hoping to go all the way this time. Mikel Arteta’s Gunners begin their new campaign at home to Wolves.

Meanwhile, things couldn’t have been much harder for new boys Ipswich. They start their campaign by hosting Liverpool at Portman Road, although it could be a good time to face the Reds as they start life under new boss Arne Slot following Jurgen Klopp’s departure.

Friday 16th August

Manchester United v Fulham

Saturday 17th August

Ipswich v Liverpool
Arsenal v Wolves
Everton v Brighton
Newcastle v Southampton
Nottingham Forest v Bournemouth
West Ham v Aston Villa

Sunday 18th August

Brentford v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v Manchester City

Monday 19th August

Leicester v Tottenham

The title race

Arsenal finished two points shy of City last season despite dropping points in just two league games in 2024. They’ll be targeting wins over their title rivals as they look to win the league for the first time since 2004. A late season trip to Anfield could be crucial in both theirs and Liverpool’s seasons.

City will have all of their games against Arsenal and Liverpool wrapped up before March, which may alleviate some of the pressure on them if they’re in a good position. On the contrary, if they’re playing catch up then not having the chance to face their rivals could limit their opportunities to make up ground.

Key matches in the title race

Manchester City v Arsenal – Saturday 21st September
Arsenal v Liverpool – Saturday 26th October
Liverpool v Manchester City – Saturday 30th November
Arsenal v Manchester City – Saturday 1st February
Manchester City v Liverpool – Saturday 22nd February
Liverpool v Arsenal – Saturday 10th May

Derby days

After the opening day, final day and the festive period, the games every fan looks for when the fixtures are released are those against their fiercest rivals. Liverpool will be desperate to get one over on neighbours Everton after the Toffees’ 2-0 win at Goodison Park in April ended any remaining hopes they had of winning the title.

Manchester City v Manchester United – Saturday 14th December
Manchester United v Manchester City – Saturday 5th April

Tottenham v Arsenal – Saturday 14th September
Arsenal v Tottenham – Tuesday 14th January

Manchester United v Liverpool – Saturday 31st August
Liverpool v Manchester United – Saturday 4th January

Everton v Liverpool – Saturday 7th December
Liverpool v Everton – Wednesday 2nd April

Tottenham v Chelsea – Saturday 7th December
Chelsea v Tottenham – Wednesday 2nd April

Brighton v Crystal Palace – Saturday 14th December
Crystal Palace v Brighton – Saturday 5th April

Leicester v Nottingham Forest – Saturday 26th October
Nottingham Forest v Leicester – Saturday 10th May

The final day

The season hasn’t even begun so it feels strange to already be looking ahead to the final day. However, with so many twists and turns to come, the last games of the campaign could be crucial at both ends of the table.

City head to Fulham where they’ll be looking to be crowned champions again, while Arsenal face a trip to Southampton. Meanwhile, Liverpool face a potential bana skin at home to Palace, who beat them 1-0 in April.

At the other end of the table, Ipswich may well be fighting for their lives as they take on West Ham. Forest may struggle again and they’ll be hoping their opponents Chelsea have nothing to play for by then. Bournemouth face Leicester and Wolves meet Brentford in two games that have the potential to be deciding six-pointers.

Sunday 25th May

Bournemouth v Leicester
Fulham v Manchester City
Ipswich v West Ham
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Newcastle v Everton
Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
Southampton v Arsenal
Tottenham v Brighton
Wolves v Brentford

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