- The 2021/22 season is scheduled to kick off in the second week of August
- Fans are in for real entertainment, with some of the mouthwatering fixtures in the first few weeks
- Chelsea have arguably one of the toughest schedules as they will play four of the big six sides in their first six matches
The 2021/22 Premier League fixtures have been announced, with all the 20 teams set to participate learning about their schedules.
The English football timetable appears to be back to normal once again after the global pandemic disrupted the 2020/21 schedule.
According to an announcement by the Premier League, next season is billed to kick off in the second week of August as has been the tradition.
Fans are in for what promises to be another mouthwatering season, at least if the fixtures announced are anything to go by.
Incidentally, Chelsea, who had a fantastic end to the season last term will be having arguably one of the most difficult starts to next season.
The Blues are set to curtain-raise their season with a derby match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park before playing Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City - all in the early weeks of the season.
We take a look at the top 10 tasty fixtures you cannot afford to miss:
August 14, 2021 - Brentford vs Arsenal
Having spent several years in the second-tier English division, Brentford are finally in the Premier League.
And to kick-off their season, they have been handed a tough fixture against Arsenal in what should be a London derby.
The tie will be played at Brentford's Community Stadium.
August 14, 2021 - Man United vs Leeds United
This encounter is also billed to play in match week one.
The rivalry between the two teams may be foreign to the current crop of fans - but it actually does date back to decades ago.
The last time they squared off at Old Trafford Man United cruised to a 6-2 win.
August 14, 2021 - Tottenham vs Man City
On paper, this should be the biggest match of the opening day of the season.
The clash will come at a time Man City will be desperate to lay down an early marker as they begin their title defence.
August 21, 2021 - Arsenal vs Chelsea
This will be the second successive London derby for Arsenal after facing off against Brentford.
The Gunners will be desperate to continue their impressive form over Chelsea, having completed a double over the Blues last season.
September 25, 2021 - Arsenal - Tottenham
Nearly a month after playing Chelsea, Arsenal will once again host a London rival.
The history of the two teams' rivalry is well documented and all of us will be on the lookout to see how they play out in the first of their two meetings.
October 2, 2021 - Liverpool vs Man City
This will be among the many fixtures expected to shape the title race.
Whereas we do not know how the two teams will perform in the first few weeks, it is almost obvious they will be among the title favourites.
Pep Guardiola's men demolished Liverpool 4-1 at Anfield last season and it would be an opportune time for Jürgen Klopp to get perfect revenge over City.
November 6, 2021 - Man United vs Man City
It promises to be a busy start for Pep Guardiola as he will be preparing to play rivals Man United a month after facing Liverpool.
Having finished 12 points behind champions City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows too well he will have to win this tie if he is to close the gap on their arch-rivals.
November 30, 2021 - Everton vs Liverpool
The first of the two Merseyside derbies will be played at Goodinson Park.
The match will mark 11 years since Everton last defeated Liverpool at home, with their last being a 2-0 win - thanks to goals from Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill at the time.
March 19, 2022 - Liverpool vs Man United
Fast forward now to mid-March and Liverpool are playing host to Man United at Anfield.
Depending on how both teams would have faired in the season, this fixture is expected to play a role in how they end their season.
May 15, 2022 - Man United vs Chelsea
With this match being played on the penultimate week of the campaign, it could have a significant impact on how the season ends.
Should the two teams give Man City a run for their money in the title race, then this will undoubtedly be among the few matches which are expected to determine who emerges champion in the league.