Fixtures

Man Utd kings of the opening weekend

13 Jun 2018
Anthony Martial scores against West Ham United

Red Devils best for results on Matchweek 1 as we analyse all 20 Premier League clubs' records ahead of 2018/19 fixtures release

The release of the 2018/19 Premier League fixture list is almost here and on Thursday morning, fans will find out who their teams will be facing on the opening weekend.

All 20 clubs will be hoping to get their campaigns off to a flying start, but who boasts the best record in Matchweek 1?

Kings of opening day

Having won their one and only opening fixture, Huddersfield Town top the list. They beat Crystal Palace 3-0 last season.

But with many more matches under their belt, Manchester United are the true opening-day kings, a title they took off Chelsea last year.

United's victory over West Ham United last season, combined with Chelsea's defeat by Burnley, meant that they moved above the Blues in the table.

The Red Devils average 2.12 points per match, winning an impressive 17 of their 26 opening-day fixtures.

But a Chelsea win, combined with United not claiming three points, on the weekend of 11 August would return the Blues to the top.

Wolves best of the new boys

Of the promoted clubs, Wolverhampton Wanderers boast the best record.

They have two wins from their four PL fixtures on opening day.

Their 1.5 points per match puts them in seventh, just ahead of Fulham, who have lost only four of their 13 MW1 fixtures.

The opening-day strugglers

Southampton supporters could be forgiven for hoping for an away fixture to start with.

They have seen their team win only two of 19 Matchweek 1 fixtures, both of which came on the road.

WatfordAFC Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion and promoted Cardiff City are still looking for their first PL wins on the opening weekend.

The Cherries have yet to record a point from their three openers so far. 

Current PL clubs on Matchweek 1
Club P W D L Pts/match
HUD 1 1 0 0 3.00
MUN 26 17 4 5 2.12
CHE 26 16 6 4 2.08
LIV 26 14 8 4 1.92
ARS 26 14 6 6 1.85
MCI 21 10 6 5 1.71
WOL 4 2 0 2 1.50
FUL 13 5 4 4 1.46
WHU 22 10 1 11 1.41
TOT* 25 9 7 9 1.36
EVE* 25 7 10 8 1.24
NEW 23 7 7 9 1.22
LEI 12 2 5 5 0.92
CRY 9 2 2 5 0.89
SOU 19 2 9 8 0.79
BUR 4 1 0 3 0.75
WAT 5 0 3 2 0.60
BOU 3 0 0 3 0.00
BHA 1 0 0 1 0.00
CAR 1 0 0 1 0.00

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

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

Also in this series 

Part 1: The impossible job: Compiling the fixture list
Part 2: How the Premier League fixture list is compiled
Part 3: Can 2018/19 live up to last season's opening salvo?
Part 4: Arsenal the place for goals on opening day
Part 5: Who can match Ravanelli's dream debut?
Part 6: Can debutant managers start with a bang?
Part 8: Aguero eyes record for opening weekends
Part 9: Mourinho points the way for managers on opening day

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