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Chelsea handed Man Utd trip in season opener

13 Jun 2019
Luke Shaw and Paul Pogba, Man Utd, and Willian, Chelsea

Blues visit Old Trafford on opening weekend while Liverpool start 2019/20 at home to Norwich City on Friday

The 2019/20 Premier League season has been handed a thrilling start, with Manchester United playing Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Man Utd will be hoping to get Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first full season in charge off to a flying start when Chelsea visit on Sunday 11 August. They have not lost at home to the Blues since 2013.

For the second season running, champions Manchester City begin their title defence with a trip to London. West Ham United are their first opponents.

Liverpool test for Norwich

The season kicks off on Friday 9 August when promoted Norwich City visit Liverpool, the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League winners.

For the first time in the competition’s history, the Premier League has unveiled United Kingdom's broadcast selections for the opening Matchweek alongside its fixture schedule announcement.

Among the opening matches live on UK TV are Aston Villa’s visit to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 10 August and Arsenal’s trip to Newcastle United the next day.

Promoted sides away

Sheffield United’s trip to AFC Bournemouth is one of four 15:00 BST Saturday kick-offs. All of the promoted sides begin their return to the Premier League with away matches.

In Saturday’s other matches, Burnley host Southampton, Crystal Palace welcome Everton and Watford are at home to Brighton & Hove Albion, a repeat of the teams' opener last season.

Wolverhampton Wanderers travel to Leicester City on Sunday 11 August with a 14:00 kick-off.

See: 2019/20 Premier League fixtures

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