Two months before the kick-off of next season, the 2021-22 Premier League calendar was presented, which starts immediately with a big match between Tottenham and the champions of Manchester City. The English championship will begin, as usual, close to August 15th, after the prelude of the Community Shield.
Among the most interesting challenges of the first day is the one that sees the newly promoted Brentford, a club in a London suburb, receive a visit from Arsenal, proposing a derby that has not been seen in the top division since 1946-47. Uphill debuts also for the other two newly promoted ones: Norwich will see it against Liverpool, Watford against Aston Villa.
Domestic appointments, vice versa, for two other favorites for the title: Manchester United will receive a visit to Leeds' Old Trafford, while Chelsea, winner of the Champions League, will be engaged at Stamford Bridge in another London derby against Crystal Palace. It is not yet clear what capacity will be allowed at the resumption of the championship, based on the anti-Covid rules in force in August, but the leaders of the Premier League expect a return, at least partially, of the fans in the stands.