For managers and most players, the preseason is underway and the focus is on fitness and preparation for the 2021/22 Premier League campaign.
There are still a few players to return after action from Copa America, Euro 2020 and even the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, but most will level up before another long campaign.
Top clubs mostly have their pre-season friendlies set and in some cases have started them already, but the Premier League opening weekend will come quickly.
Last season Manchester City won the league, Liverpool placed in the top four on the final matchday, Chelsea won the Champions League and West Ham became the surprise team of the season to win European football. – but everyone knows how. the new season will play out with the fans returning and a new transfer window could see the teams look very different from a couple of months ago.
Here’s everything you need to know about the start of the season and which games will be broadcast first on TV.
When does the Premier League season start?
The 21/22 campaign begins all weekend August 13-15, with the first match being played on Friday night.
What is the list of games for the opening weekend?
All kick-offs at 3 p.m., unless otherwise specified
Friday August 13
Brentford v Arsenal – 20.00
Saturday August 14
Manchester United v Leeds United – 12:30 p.m.
Burnley v Brighton and Hove Albion
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Watford v Aston Villa
Norwich City vs Liverpool – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday August 15
Newcastle United v West Ham United – 2:00 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City – 4.30 p.m.
What games are on TV and where can I watch them?
Brentford vs Arsenal will air on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event on Friday.
Saturday’s fixtures see BT Sport take on the Man United fixture against Leeds, with Sky channels then showing newly promoted Norwich to Liverpool.
On Sunday, Newcastle v West Ham and Spurs v Man City will also both be broadcast live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Amazon Prime Video will also host meetups again later in the season, with highlights from each weekend being seen on BBC TV channels and streaming sites.
Selected teams, via Betfair:
Man City 1.67
Man United 9.5
West Ham 101.0