This season’s schedule was set when FIFA announced that the 2022 World Cup will take place in November and December. Domestic league organizers around the world had plenty of time to work out their new ideas when FIFA announced its decision in 2015.
The EPL fixtures are on the horizon
Due to the FIFA World Cup taking place in Qatar in November and December in 2022, the 22-23 Premier League season will most certainly be a unique one.
In spite of the fact that the season will begin just eight days after the conclusion of the World Cup, some traditions continue to stay: the announcement of the EPL fixtures in July allows supporters to begin planning the next 9 months anew.
Because both Bournemouth and Fulham were relegated in 2021/22, their new home grounds will be recognizable to Championship fans returning for the upcoming season.
Erik ten Hag, the new Manchester United manager, and Erling Haaland, the Manchester City striker who scored 86 goals in 89 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, will both be making their debuts. The following dates should be noted.
What you need to know
The EPL fixtures for the 2022/23 season will be released less than a month after the closing day of the 2021/22 season. The Premier League is set to unveil the schedule at 9 AM BST / 4 AM ET on June 16th, 2022. The date has not yet been determined.
Next season’s Premier League campaign will begin eight days earlier than usual to make room for the World Cup, which will be held from June 12 to July 13. As of August 6, 2022, Premier League players will be given a two-and-a-half-month break from competition.
Over the November 12-13 weekend, the final round of Premier League games will be played before the World Cup breaks off.
League play will return on December 26 after the World Cup final on December 18. On May 28, 2023, the last round of games will begin at the same time.
What this means
As a result, for some players, it means a prolonged winter holiday, but for those who are playing in the competition, they face a difficult campaign, especially if they go deep in Qatar.
There will no doubt be a lot of discussion about the World Cup’s impact on the EPL results in this season and how it will affect the teams’ schedules.
Because of the World Cup in Qatar, the Premier League will be taking a six-week hiatus mid-season.
The call-up window for players participating in the World Cup begins on Monday, November 14, and ends on the weekend of November 12-13, the Premier League’s Matchday 16 weekend.
The knockout stages begin on Saturday, December 3, and end on Sunday, December 18, with the final taking place on Sunday, December 18. Just eight days after Christmas, the Premier League will begin again.
A thrilling final round of fixtures concluded the 21-22 Premier League season on Sunday. After trailing 2-0 with 15 minutes remaining, Manchester City won the title, Leeds carried an unlikely escape and Son Heung-heroics min’s propelled Tottenham into the Champions League group stages.
The new Premier League season commences in a few weeks. The Premier League will begin earlier than normal because of the first-ever winter World Cup, which disrupted the European club season in Nov and Dec.
Though the opening game is expected to be on Friday, August 5, the first round of matchups will begin in earnest throughout the weekend of August 6 and 7.
The league will then conclude on November 13 so that players can team up with their international teams after sixteen rounds of matches. The Premier League will reconvene on December 26, just 8 days after the FIFA World Cup final in Qatar.