The Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been announced and we cannot wait for it to get under way.
Already we can see some incredible clashes are on the way in what could be an even more exciting campaign than last year.
Manchester United, Arsenal, and Chelsea have all got their own problems and might be battling to remain in the top six if things go against them.
Meanwhile, Liverpool and Manchester City seem set to battle it out at the very top of the pile – and the fight to avoid relegation could be equalling as thrilling with Aston Villa, Sheffield United, and Norwich City all back in the top-flight and unwilling to return to the Championship.
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But what matches are we most excited for right now? Find out below.
Manchester United vs Chelsea – August 11
Two of the Premier League’s giants, in turmoil due to differing circumstances, will go head-to-head on the opening weekend.
Man United are struggling under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after an exceptional start and could still lose key players Paul Pogba and David De Gea this summer.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have a transfer ban hanging over their heads and have seen a trio of youngsters, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, and Reece James, pick up serious injuries.
Sheffield United vs West Ham United – October 26
Football fans don’t forget easily – especially ones who feel so mistreated.
Back in 2007 the Blades were relegated from the Premier League but it could have been very different had Carlos Tevez not been at Upton Park.
The Argentine’s end of season form saved the Hammer – but he shouldn’t have been able to.
Tevez was owned by a third-party but instead of a points deduction, which would have reinstated Sheffield United, West Ham received a record £5.5million fine from the Premier League.
The Yorkshire outfit lost an appeal against their relegation and fought the decision all the way but in the end only got a £20million out of court settlement from the Hammers.
We doubt West Ham will be in for an easy ride at Bramall Lane.
Liverpool vs Manchester City – November 9
This is set to be the first Premier League encounter between the two in 2019/20 and if last season was anything to go by they could be battling to end each other’s unbeaten runs.
Even if the two teams can’t keep the relentless pace they maintained last season they should still duke it out in an incredible clash.
Liverpool looks set for stability this summer with only the odd outgoing and incoming, while Man City could be set for a small overhaul, particularly in defence.
Whatever happens, the two title favourites should give us a show.
Watford vs Everton – February 1
Thanks to Marco Silva’s acrimonious appointment at Goodison Park, this game has got a bit of needle to it.
Even Troy Deeney, at a fan event, said he he and his team-mates would ‘kick the s*** out of them’ to get back at Silva.
The Hornets have coped superbly without the Portuguese boss as Javi Gracia has improved them, and got them to last season’s FA Cup final too.
Watford had the last laugh in 2018/19 with a 2-2 draw and a 1-0 win at Vicarage Road, with plenty of stick getting thrown Silva’s way.
Can Everton fight back or will the Hornets continue to sting Silva.
Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal – April 25
Unfortunately, we almost have to wait too long for this.
A year after the Spurs’ new stadium is opened the Gunners will finally get to tread the boards there.
It might be for the better if the new-home feeling wears off, but it could also be for the worse if the Tottenham Hotspur faithful can cultivate a ferocious atmosphere.
With Premier League positions almost certainly on the line, it could be one hell of a showdown in N17.
Get ready for fireworks.
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