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Premier League fixtures for 2021/22 season set to be released at 9am

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How does the Premier League fixtures draw work?

The fixtures calendar is determined by a semi-random draw, which breaks the season down into 10 sets of games, which are mirrored between the first and second half of the season. It is done that way to make sure that no club plays more than three home or away matches during any five-game period; it also prevents a situation where neighbouring clubs from the same city might be both playing at home on the same day. For example, Manchester City and Manchester United or Liverpool and Everton will never have home games on the same day – one will be playing at home, the other, playing away.

The fixtures for the 2021/22 season which everyone will be making a note of include the big derby games, clashes between the favourites to win the league, the opening day and Boxing Day fixtures as well as who plays who on what could be a decisive final day. The 2021/22 Premier League season starts on Saturday 14 August 2021 and

 

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