Arsenal travel to Crystal Palace as 2022/23 EPL kicks off Aug 5

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The 2022/23 English Premier League (EPL) season will kick off Friday, August 5, 2022 as fifth placed Arsenal will travel to Crystal Palace to begin their quest for title hopes.

Current champions, Manchester City will begin their defence at West Ham on Sunday, August 7.

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Everton who miraculously escaped relegation host Chelsea on Saturday night, August 6.

Manchester United who struggled for the top four but failed to make it host Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will meet their 2021/22 title rivals Liverpool at Anfield on the weekend of October 15 before hosting Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Etihad Stadium on the weekend of April 1.

For the first time ever, the EPL season will go on a break after the weekend of November 12 and 13 for the winter FUFA World Cup in Qatar.

First weekend fixtures of the 2022/23 EPL season

The season will resume on Boxing Day – eight days after the World Cup final on December 18, 2022.

There are no games scheduled between Boxing Day until New Year’s Eve but, after playing on the final day of 2022, teams will be back in action on January 2, with Chelsea vs Manchester City an eye-catching contest at the start of 2023.

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