When does Premier League 2022/23 season start? Fixtures release date, earlier start and World Cup break explained

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THE PREMIER LEAGUE 2021/22 season ended in dramatic scenes with Manchester City pipping Liverpool to the title.

And this means that, after a brief and well-earned break, we’ll do it all AGAIN for the 2022/23 season which has a slightly different look.

Man City won the Premier League on the final day of the season


Man City won the Premier League on the final day of the seasonCredit: AFP
The Qatar World Cup is the reason for earlier Prem start


The Qatar World Cup is the reason for earlier Prem start

The Premier League starts next season in LESS than two weeks – on the weekend of August 62022.

It will then be played up to November 12-13, before players join up with their international squads from November 14.

The Premier League have since scrapped the usual Boxing Day fixtures following the World Cup final, which takes place 8 days before on Sunday 18 December.

The final round of fixtures will be on May 28, 2023, when all games will be played simultaneously, as is tradition.

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When does the Premier League 2022/23 start?

The Premier League 2022/23 season will have an EARLIER start date.

The campaign gets underway on August 6.

This is to accommodate the unprecedented winter World Cup in Qatar.

When are the 2022/23 Premier League fixtures being released?

The Premier League 2022/23 fixtures will be revealed on TODAY, Thursday June 16.

They are released at 9am in the morning for all 20 teams, with TV changes made at a later date.

Premier League 2022/23 dates

The Middle East tournament has caused a switch-up of the schedule, and Prem chiefs have CONFIRMED the full dates.

August 6, 2022: Premier League starts

November 12-13: Premier League goes on break

November 21: World Cup starts

December 18: World Cup final

December 26: Premier League resumes

May 28, 2023: Premier League finishes

What are the times for the opening Premier League fixtures?

The Premier League have revealed the times for the opening fixtures in August and September.

Saturday 13 August

12:30pm Aston Villa v Everton (BT Sport)
5:30pm Brentford v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

Sunday 14 August

2pm Nottingham Forest v West Ham (Sky Sports)
4:30pm Chelsea v Spurs (Sky Sports)

Monday 15 August

8pm Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Saturday 20 August

12:30pm Spurs v Wolves (BT Sport)
5:30pm AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Sunday 21 August

2pm Leeds v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
2pm West Ham v Brighton*
4:30pm Newcastle v Man City (Sky Sports)

Monday 22 August

8pm Man Utd v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

Saturday 27 August

12:30pm Southampton v Man Utd (BT Sport)
5:30pm Arsenal v Fulham (Sky Sports)

Sunday 28 August

2pm Aston Villa v West Ham*
2pm Wolves v Newcastle (Sky Sports)
4:30pm Nottingham Forest v Spurs (Sky Sports)

Tuesday 30 August

7:30pm Crystal Palace v Brentford (BT Sport)
7:30pm Fulham v Brighton (BT Sport)
7:45pm Southampton v Chelsea (BT Sport)
8pm Leeds v Everton (BT Sport)

Wednesday 31 August

7:30pm AFC Bournemouth v Wolves (BT Sport)
7:30pm Arsenal v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
7:30pm Man City v Nottingham Forest (BT Sport)
7:45pm West Ham v Spurs (BT Sport)
8pm Liverpool v Newcastle (BT Sport)

Thursday 1 September

8pm Leicester v Man Utd (BT Sport)

Saturday 3 September

12:30pm Everton v Liverpool (BT Sport)
5:30pm Aston Villa v Man City (Sky Sports)

Sunday 4 September

2pm Brighton v Leicester*
* due to Leicester v Man Utd being moved to 1 Sep
2pm Chelsea v West Ham (Sky Sports)*
4:30pm Man Utd v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Saturday 10 September

12:30pm Fulham v Chelsea (BT Sport)*
5:30pm Man City v Spurs (Sky Sports)

Sunday 11 September

2pm Arsenal v Everton*
2pm West Ham v Newcastle (Sky Sports)
4:30pm Crystal Palace v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

Monday 12 September

8pm Leeds v Nottingham Forest (Sky Sports)

Friday 16 September

8pm Aston Villa v Southampton (Sky Sports)
8pm Nottingham Forest v Fulham*
*club request with Board approval

Saturday 17 September

12:30pm Wolves v Man City (BT Sport)*
5:30pm Spurs v Leicester (Sky Sports)

Sunday 18 September

2pm Brentford v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
2pm Man Utd v Leeds*
4:30pm Chelsea v Liverpool (Sky Sports)

*due to participation in UEFA competitions

When will the Qatar World Cup take place?

The World Cup in Qatar is taking place in the winter time to avoid the extreme temperature of the Middle East in the summer.

It will start on November 21 with the group stage and the final will take place on December 18.

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