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MW1 kings Man Utd and Chelsea face off in opener

11 Jun 2019
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Two teams with the best records on opening weekend play each other on 11 August

The 2019/20 fixture list has pitted the two best Matchweek 1 teams against one another, with Manchester United hosting Chelsea on Sunday 11 August.

History shows that Man Utd are the Premier League team to fear facing most on the opening weekend.

They are the kings of Matchweek 1, having won an impressive 18 of their 27 opening fixtures. 

After Paul Pogba's early penalty Luke Shaw scored the decisive goal last season as Man Utd beat Leicester City 2-1, taking their average points return in opening-weekend matches to 2.15.

That is the best record for clubs who have played at least four PL matches.

United sit narrowly ahead of the 2.11 average of their opening opponents, Chelsea, who started last season with a 3-0 win at Huddersfield Town

Promoted Sheffield United have averaged 2.33 points on the opening weekend but have only taken part in three previous PL campaigns.

Saints and Seagulls hoping for better

Southampton have won only two of 20 Matchweek 1 fixtures, both of which came away from home.

Saints will be hoping to add a third opening-weekend victory when they kick off the new campaign at Burnley.

Brighton & Hove Albion are the only current PL team without a single point on the opening weekend, having lost to Watford and Manchester City at the start of their previous two PL seasons.

Graham Potter's Seagulls face the Hornets again hoping to improve on their first PL match last season, a 2-0 defeat at Vicarage Road.

Current PL clubs in Matchweek 1
Club P W D L Pts/match
SHU 3 2 1 0 2.33 
MUN 27 18 4 5 2.15 
CHE 27 17 6 4 2.11
LIV 27 15 8 4 1.96 
ARS 27 14 6 7 1.78 
MCI 22 11 6 5 1.77 
AVL 24 9 8 7 1.46
TOT* 26 10 7 9 1.42
WOL 5 2 1 2 1.40
WHU 23 10 1 12 1.35 
EVE* 26 7 11 8 1.23
NEW 24 7 7 10 1.17
CRY 10 3 2 5 1.10 
WAT 6 1 3 2 1.00 
LEI 13 2 5 6 0.85
SOU 20 2 10 8 0.80
BUR 5 1 1 3 0.80 
NOR 8 1 3 4 0.75
BOU 4 1 0 3 0.75 
BHA 2 0 0 2 0.00

*The 2011/12 opening-day fixture between Spurs and Everton was postponed

See: How all 49 PL teams have fared on opening weekend

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See: Everything you need to know about the opening weekend

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