When does the 2021/22 Premier League season start? Announcement of matches and transfer window dates

The 2020/21 Premier League season has been the most unusual in living memory.

Manchester City sealed the title as matches were played without fans as the country faced the coronavirus pandemic.

Everton finished 10th in the table, missing out on European places and Liverpool managed to finish third, despite a mid-season meltdown that threatened to end their Champions League hopes.

Thoughts now turn to next season and the transfer window as the clubs take a break before preparing to start all over again.

When does the 2021/22 Premier League season start?

The 2021-22 Premier League season kicks off on Saturday 14 August 2021.

This means that the opening game takes place just over a month after the Euro 2020 final, leaving some players in a race against time to be fit for the start of the season.

The last day of the 2021/22 season will take place on May 22, 2022.

When will the 2021/22 Premier League matches be announced?

Matches for the 2021/22 Premier League season are expected to be announced at 9 a.m. BST on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.

Norwich City, Watford and Brentford have been promoted from the Championship and will replace relegated Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United.

When does the summer transfer window open and close?

The transfer window will open on June 9 and end on August 31.

This marks a change for the Premier League after the window was shortened in previous seasons to close before the English top flight started.

A Premier League statement read: The Premier League today confirmed the dates for the summer 2021 transfer window.

“The window will open for 12 weeks starting June 9 and close at 11:00 p.m. BST on August 31.

“It will align with other European leagues.”

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