With the World Cup over life has become rather dull but, at least the English Premier League will be returning next month to keep us entertained. From 10 August consider your weekends fully booked as England’s best teams battle it out to become champions.
After a record-breaking year, Pep’s Man City will be out to protect their crown. But, with a string of managers being replaced and old managers out to secure their positions, this may not be such an easy feat for the Citizens.
Man United ended the year off with no silverware so Mourinho will be under immense pressure to deliver this year round. Spurs will also be out to secure a spot in the top four after coming in at 5th last year. After failing to pass the last hurdle at Champions League Liverpool will be out to prove they are no one trick pony.
Arsenal will be stepping out onto the pitch this season under the guidance of a new manager, all eyes will be on the team as they test the waters without Wenger at the helm. Unai Emery will also be experience English Premier League as a manager for the first time. For Chelsea however, stepping out with a new manager is no new thing as they take on this season under the guidance of Italian Maurizio Sarri.
Premier League Week 1 Fixtures
The Premier League kicks off on the weekend of 10 August but, the weekend before that we have the Community Shield. For those that are not in the know the Community Shield is a match between the previous Premier League winners and the FA Cup Holders. This year the Community Shield Match will be Chelsea VS Man City on the 5th of August.
The first weekend of Premier League matches looks a little something like this:
|10 August||Man United||Leicester City|
|11 August||Bournemouth||Cardiff City|
|11 August||Fulham||Crystal Palace|
|12 August||Southampton||Burnley FC|
|12 August||Liverpool||West Ham|
|12 August||Arsenal||Man City|
Dates to remember: 2018/19 Derby Dates
We will have to wait until November for the first derby of the new season but, this long wait means there will be more to play for as the teams will have already started establishing positions on the log.
|10 November 2018||Manchester City||Manchester United|
|16 March 2019||Manchester United||Manchester City|
North London Derby
|1 December 2018||Arsenal||Tottenham Hotspur|
|2 March 2019||Tottenham Hotspur||Arsenal|
|1 December 2018||Liverpool||Everton|
|2 March 2019||Everton||Liverpool|
|24 November 2018||Tottenham Hotspur||Chelsea|
|27 February 2019||Chelsea||Tottenham Hotspur|
|4 December 2018||Brighton||Crystal Palace|
|9 March 2018||Crystal Palace||Brighton|
Title contender clashes
Some of the best games are when the top teams face off against one another. This is usually when you can see who will make the break for the top spot. The first weekend of the Premier League has one of these games when Arsenal and Man City face off. But, there are plenty more to look forward to.
|12/08/2018||Arsenal vs Manchester City|
|18/08/2018||Chelsea vs Arsenal|
|25/08/2018||Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur|
|15/09/2018||Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool|
|29/09/2018||Chelsea vs Liverpool|
|06/10/2018||Liverpool vs Manchester City|
|20/10/2018||Chelsea vs Manchester United|
|27/10/2018||Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City|
|03/11/2018||Arsenal vs Liverpool|
|04/12/2018||Manchester United vs Arsenal|
|08/12/2018||Chelsea vs Manchester City|
|15/12/2018||Liverpool vs Manchester United|
|29/12/2018||Liverpool vs Arsenal|
|01/01/2019||Manchester City vs Liverpool|
|12/01/2019||Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester United|
|19/01/2019||Arsenal vs Chelsea|
|02/02/2019||Manchester City vs Arsenal|
|09/02/2019||Manchester City vs Chelsea|
|23/02/2019||Manchester United vs Liverpool|
|09/03/2019||Arsenal vs Manchester United|
|30/03/2019||Liverpool vs Tottenham Hotspur|
|13/04/2019||Liverpool vs Chelsea|
|20/04/2019||Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur|
|27/04/2019||Manchester United vs Chelsea|