Day 1 of the Premier League calendar 2019-2020
- Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and the other clubs in the English league already know who they face on the first day.
The 2019-2020 Premier League calendar is already known. The English league will start on August 9 and is scheduled to end on May 17. The 380 matches will be played following the model of the irregular calendar that they usually use there, that is, in the return they will not follow the order of the days they had in the first leg necessarily. In addition, there will be winter break as announced four months ago, although it will be in the month of February, retaining the classic day of ‘Boxing Day’. Thus, five games would be played on February 8 and another five on the 15th of the same month, to have rest, with the rest of the days being free for international competitions both at the club and national level, FA Cup or Carabao Cup .
Liverpool, champion, will open the tournament against Norwich, recently promoted. He will do it on Friday, August 9 at 9:00 p.m. The next day seven games will be played, including Manchester City at home to West Ham and Tottenham, who will host Aston Villa. On Sunday, the two most interesting meetings would take place. Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle will face Unai Emery’s Arsenal in a duel of Spanish technicians and to close the day, Manchester United and Chelsea will face each other in the first matchday 1. The match, which will be played at Old Trafford , will lose some attraction with the departure of Eden Hazard, but will be key for both teams, who did not finish last season with good feelings in the English league.