The highly anticipated release of the Premier League fixtures for the 2023/24 season will take place on Thursday, June 15, at 09:00 am (BST).
As confirmed by the Premier League website, the 2023/24 season will get underway on Saturday, August 12, with the final matchday falling on Sunday, May 19, 2024.
With the 2022/23 season drawing to a halt, the curtain will drop on May 28, allowing teams 76 days to rest following another exhausting campaign.
Premier League teams will kick off their preseason friendlies in July, with a view towards building fitness in time for the August 12 season kick-off.
Following three years of continuous disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2022 World Cup, the 2022/23 season schedule returns to normal.
The upcoming 2023/24 season will contain 34 weekends, three midweek rounds and a Bank Holiday match round, with all Premier League games available to stream live.
To honour commitments made to clubs this season regarding the clogged festive schedule, the Premier League will implement a measure to ensure that no two rounds of matches during the Christmas and New Year period will occur within a 48-hour timeframe.
Premier League tickets are again expected to be in high demand like in previous years, and a return to a regular football schedule will help long-term fans plan ahead.
Unlike this season, when club football had to take a two-month hiatus to accommodate the Qatar World Cup, next season’s schedule includes the reintroduction of a mid-season break, which will take place between January 13-20.
As is often the case, the final round will see all the fixtures kick off simultaneously. With the season ending on May 19, players will have enough time to rest and prepare for international duties in June.
It’s now a near-certainty that perennial champions Manchester City will start the 2023/24 season as defending champions after reclaiming control at the top of the Premier League table from Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola’s side are on the verge of lifting a third straight Premier League title for the first time in the club’s history following an outrageous spell of form in 2023.
Burnley and Sheffield United will compete in England’s top flight again after a dominant Championship season and will be eager to discover their opponents on their return to the Premier League.
This month’s Championship play-offs will determine the third team to join them.
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