After last weekend saw the opening fixtures from the Championship, League One and League Two, we’ve finally reached that memorably special time in August – the long-awaited return of the Premier League. We were fortunate enough to enjoy a World Cup that many already see as the greatest edition of all time. Whether it was the admirable England campaign, or the hilariously poor attempts by Germany, Spain and Argentina, it certainly passed the time while we waited for competitive league football to come back.
Last season’s final day saw Chelsea narrowly missing out on a Champions League place, Spurs beating Liverpool to third in the table, and Swansea City confirming their relegation to the Championship. Even with all of that drama to contend with, we can’t wait for it to start from scratch again on Friday night, where the first game sees a lively tie between Manchester United and Leicester City. As for Saturday, we’re spoilt for choice with several mouth-watering meetings, making for the perfect way to kick-off another Premier League season.
Key football fixtures from the opening day include: