Manchester City will face three of London’s top clubs within the first six weeks of the new Premier League season as the fixtures for the 2021/22 season were announced.
The Premier League champions travel to Spurs on the opening weekend, before hosting newly promoted Norwich City in their first home game of the season. City then welcome Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on bank holiday weekend before the first international break.
City then travel to Leicester in their first fixture of September, host Southampton before ending the month with a trip to Stamford Bridge, and Pep Guardiola’s fourth attempt to outwit Thomas Tuchel.
And by the first weekend in October, City will have faced five of the top Premier League sides after their visit to Anfield on 2nd October. The bleus will be hoping to build on their impressive 4-1 victory on Merseyside last season.
The first Manchester derby will be played at Old Trafford on 6th November. The blues haven’t beaten the Stretford Rangers in the Premier League since a 2-0 at Old Trafford in April 2019, and the faithful will be eager to get back to winning ways at the home of their old adversary.
The return derby will take place on 5th March, when the blues will hopefully also be progressing in the Champions League.
Last December was a busy period for City, and the blues face the other two newly promoted teams this month. The blues travel to Watford on the first weekend of the month, and Boxing Day sees City host Leicester.
The final match of the year sees the blues travel to Premier League debutants Brentford on the 28th, then travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal on New Years Day.
Title Run In
So long as the blues haven’t done a Liverpool, City will hopefully be in with a shout of retaining the Premier League title, and by all accounts, their last ten games will suit City.
After facing United, City travel to Crystal Palace and host Brighton in their other two league fixtures. The blues host Liverpool on 9th April, a week after visiting Burnley, and Easter weekend sees City travel to Wolves. A home match against Watford and a trip to Elland Road to face Leeds United end the month.
City’s final three games of the season see the blues at home twice, with Newcastle being the penultimate visitors to Manchester. West Ham is City’s final away game before the blues complete the season with a home game against Aston Villa. We don’t even want to speculate who’s last game for City that will be.
The season starts on August 14th, however City face Leicester City in the Community Shield a week earlier.
As usual, all fixtures will be subject to change and by the time you have got to this point, no doubt the TV people will have changed half of them!
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