Premier League 2021/22 fixtures LIVE: Latest announcement as Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea learn their fate
16th June 2021

THE Premier League fixtures will be announced TODAY!

Stick with us here as we bring you all of the latest dates and developments as teams find out their fate for the big kick-off next season.

Who will champions Manchester City open up against? When will the north London derbies be on? Find out all here this morning.

Follow ALL the latest updates below…

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    BRUISED BURNLEY

    Sean Dyche leaded Burnley to a 17th place finish in the 2020-21 Premier League season.

    And questions are starting to be asked: How far can he actually take Burnley?

    Is it time to move on? Who knows.

    The Palace or Everton job is still available and Dyche would be a respectable appointment.

    It would be interesting to see what the English manager could do with a better budget.

    This season, if Burnley don't spend enough to compete they could pay the costly consequences.

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    BRIGHTON: XG KINGS

    Brighton under Graham Potter played some good football last season, they were the xG kings.

    But they massively underperformed their expected goals for the 2020-21 Premier League season.

    And their wasteful displays in front of goal landed them in a season-long relegation battle.

    Luckily there was three worse teams than them!

    In the upcoming season, if Potter can get Brighton scoring they could cause some problems in the top half.

    A winning start would do wonders.

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    SLEEPWALKING SAINTS

    Southampton, much like Aston Villa, had a fine first half of the 2020-21 Premier League season.

    But they saw their form significantly drop off in the new year, so much that they found themselves in a relegation battle.

    Luckily for the Saints, they had enough to see them through to the end of the season.

    And they will be playing in the top flight of English football for the ninth consecutive season.

    They may, however, struggle to keep hold of key man Danny Ings with his contract set to expire next summer.

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    EAGLES FLYING LOW

    There was no great expectation placed on Crystal Palace last season.

    But they did sign one of the Championship's brightest talents in Eberichi Eze.

    Alongside Wilfred Zaha, the pace and skill proved too much for some teams to handle.

    But overall, Palace cruised through another season in the top flight.

    And for boss Roy Hodgson, 73, his time at the club came to an end.

    Crystal Palace are yet to appoint a new manager.

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    WOLVES: BENJAMIN BUTTON EFFECT

    Wolves went from high-flyers in the Europa League, with bite and swagger, to baby cubs receiving some good hidings.

    Their poor form could largely be put down to a tactical switch from a back three to a back four.

    Conor Coady, in particular, didn't look comfortable in a back four.

    Also, the severe injury to star striker Raul Jimenez shook the club, players, coaching stuff and fans up.

    Boss Nuno Espirito Santo left his post as manager and Bruno Lage has taken over.

    Thankfully Jimenez is back, and hopefully Wolves get their bite back for this season!

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    BRUCE'S BOYS

    There wasn't much optimism from Newcastle fans heading into last season.

    And unfortunately, they were right not to be excited AGAIN – as their team hovered above the relegation zone for most of the season.

    Steve Bruce did, however, manage to put together a good run of wins towards the back end of the season.

    The Magpies boss reportedly has upwards of £50m to spend on his team.

    A fairly even fixture could help get Newcastle off to an all-important winning start.

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    VILLANS BOUNCE BACK

    Aston Villa avoided relegation in the 2019-20 season by a couple of points.

    Manager Dean Smith prepared for the 2020-21 season well and got his recruitment spot on.

    He brought in the likes of Ross Barkley on loan from Chelsea, and signed Ollie Watkins from Brentford.

    And he signed Arsenal's Emiliano Martinez to play in goal.

    The Villans got off to a fine start and were hovering in and out of the top four.

    And they beat defending champions at the time Liverpool 7-2. Insane.

    But an injury to key man Jack Grealish derailed their season, and they finished inside the bottom half of the table.

    Next season, they'll want a top ten finish.

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    TOFFEE TURMOIL

    Everton built an exciting team last summer under serial-winner Carlo Ancelotti.

    But they failed to live up to the expectation, and ultimately fell short of European football.

    And even finished behind newcomers Leeds.

    With Zinedine Zidane leaving Real Madrid, Ancelotti jumped at the chance to return to his former club – leaving Everton.

    The Toffees are yet to announce their new manager and the season is just around the corner.

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    BIELSA-BALL

    There was so much hype surrounding Leeds' long-awaited return to the top flight.

    And they lived up to the expectations of good football – and secured a 9th place finish.

    Not bad for their first season back in the top flight.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side played attacking football throughout, and refused to change their style or approach.

    It saw them get battered by Man Utd, but it guaranteed them goals as well as some big results.

    Leeds saw off league winners Man City towards the back end of the season.

    People are excited to see what Bielsa and Leeds do next, so a good start will be key this season.

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    SPURS: TIME TO REBUILD

    Tottenham started off last season really well, and they were considered in the title picture.

    But in typical Spurs fashion, their title challenger status faded rather quickly.

    And things started to turn sour for Jose Mourinho.

    The legendary Premier League manager was sacked after a string of poor performances.

    And a rather early Europa League exit to Dinamo Zagreb.

    The best thing to come from Mourinho's tenure as Spurs manager: he turned Harry Kane into a beast, as promised.

    The England striker finished top of both the league goals and assists chart.

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    HAMMERTIME

    David Moyes is a miracle maker, the Moyesiah!

    The Hammers' biggest signing last summer was the permanent move for Thomas Soucek, who was on loan.

    And Brentford's Said Benrahma.

    Lots of players went out the door, and the Hammers' net-spend was rather low.

    West Ham fans had the lowest confidence out of all fanbases in the Premier League.

    But Moyes' side massively over-performed and secured a record points tally for the club in the Premier League, alongside a 6th place finish.

    And they'll be going on a European tour.

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    FOX HUNTING

    All-in-all, last season was a rather successful one for Brendan Rodgers' Leicester.

    The Foxes spent 242 days inside the top four last season, but dropped out at the last minute – much like the season before.

    BUT, Leicester did come away with some Silverware. The Foxes picked up their first-ever FA Cup!

    Rodgers' side finished 5th, but they'll be looking to better that in the new season.

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    RED REDEMPTION

    Liverpool endured a injury-hit 2020-21 Premier League season with main man Virgil van Dijk picking up an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

    The defender missed a large part of the season, and in that period, the Reds very nearly didn't secure a top four finish.

    But a late surge, and a late Leicester capitulation, saw the Reds claw their way to a 3rd place finish with Chelsea just behind in 4th.

    Big season for the Reds, who'll be looking to take back the Premier League title, after losing it last season.

    And they'll have Van Dijk back!

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    SKY BLUE CRUISE

    Man City, despite winning the Premier League, ended the 2020-21 season on a loss.

    Pep Guardiola's men lost the Champions League final to Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea last month.

    And this season, no doubt they'll try and reach the final again – they're yet to win the competition.

    In the Premier League, no matter who they face, it'll be business as usual!

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    RED DEVILS' DELIGHT

    Man Utd gained some good ground on league winners and city rivals Man City.

    And this season, they'll be looking to do the same and make the title race a little bit interesting.

    Ole Gunnar Solskjaer guided United to a 2nd place finish, as well as a Europa League final.

    But the Red Devils lost on penalties to Villarreal.

    A winnable opening day fixture could do Solskjaer's Man Utd the world of good!

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    BLUES LEARN FATE

    The Champions League winners will be buzzing no matter who they start off against.

    It's Thomas Tuchel's first full season in charge of Chelsea.

    And he's already brought at Champions League trophy to Stamford Bridge. Amazing.

    Title charge anyone?

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    GUNNING FOR GLORY

    Arsenal will be hoping to have a better season than the one just gone where they finished 8th.

    Mikel Arteta's men fell short of European football behind Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Leicester, West Ham and Tottenham.

    The Gunners also lost to former boss Unai Emery's Villarreal in the semi final of the Europa League.

    A decent opening fixture could set Arsenal off well.

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    GOOD MORNING FOOTY FANS

    Today is a VERY big day, as the fixtures for the 2021-22 Premier League season are released.

    All 20 of the top flight teams will learn who they'll be facing on the opening day of the season.

    And who they'll meet last in May 2022.

    Make sure to stick around and SunSport will bring you all the fixtures when they're released at 9am.

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