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Fixture release: Can promoted clubs earn historic treble?

18 Jun 2021
Norwich, Watford and Brentford

Norwich, Watford and Brentford aim to become the first trio to win in Matchweek 1

Norwich City, Watford and Brentford can make history as a group when the 2021/22 season kicks off.

See: Premier League 2021/22 fixtures released

Never in Premier League history have all three promoted sides won on the opening weekend.

Traditionally, teams coming up from the Championship have struggled, collectively winning just 15 out of 86 such contests over the past 29 seasons, averaging less than a point per match.

When Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and Fulham tried to reverse that trend on the opening weekend last season, they suffered defeats to Liverpool, Leicester City and Arsenal respectively.

See: How every club have fared on opening weekend

Tough start

Daniel Farke's Norwich host Liverpool in their opening match of the new campaign on Saturday 14 August, having lost 4-1 to the Reds at Anfield in their first match of 2019/20.

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This will be the fourth time the sides have met in Matchweek 1 of a top-flight season, with Norwich seeking their first victory, having drawn one and lost the other two such contests.

Their only PL home win against Liverpool in nine attempts came in the competition's inaugural 1992/93 season, when they won 1-0.

The Canaries then travel to champions Manchester City in their first away match. And it doesn't get much easier in their following two outings.

Xisco Munoz will look to extend Watford's impressive Matchweek 1 record when the Hornets host Aston Villa on the same day.

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Watford have tasted defeat just once in their previous 14 season openers, making a winning start on seven occasions while picking up a point six times.

They have also lost just one of their last 10 home league matches against Villa, winning six.

Watford then have successive away matches at Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur.

Uncharted territory

Brentford's first ever Premier League opponents will be Arsenal, whom they welcome to the Brentford Community Stadium on Friday 13 August.

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It is the first of back-to-back derbies for Brentford, who visit Crystal Palace in their second match.

There will be plenty of familiar faces when Thomas Frank takes his side to Aston Villa, where the Bees will face their former head coach Dean Smith and players Ollie Watkins and Ezri Konsa.

Brentford will then be reunited with another of their former players, Brighton's Neal Maupay, in their following match.

Remember, you can get all 380 fixtures sent directly to your mobile device by using the Premier League's digital calendar at

See: Everything you need to know about the 2021/22 fixtures

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