KICK-OFF When does the 2022/23 Premier League season start? Info on when the campaign will break for the Qatar World Cup with fixtures confirmed

The 2022/23 Premier League season is fast approaching and the anticipation is building ahead of the opening game.

The last campaign was full of thrills and spills and the incredible title race between Manchester City and Liverpool that went down to the last day.

However, it wasn’t just the league crown pursuit that provided excitement, as the relegation battle, Champions League race and Europa League hunt were all decided on the final day too.

So, the new campaign has a lot to live up to and it’s nearly ready to spark into life.

But when will the top-flight actually restart? talkSPORT.com has all the details…

When will the Premier League start?

The season will begin on Friday, August 5 with Crystal Palace set to host Arsenal.

Liverpool will then travel to Fulham for the first lunchtime Saturday game of the season on August 6.

The opening two games of the new season will be exclusively live on talkSPORT.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest’s first Premier League game in 23 years will be against Newcastle at St James’ Park.

However, Manchester City and Manchester United will start their campaigns on Sunday, August 7 against West Ham and Brighton respectively.

The campaign will then conclude on Sunday, May 28 to allow the extra fixtures to be fitted in with the break for the World Cup.

Premier League opening fixtures

  • 05/08/2022 20:00 Crystal Palace v Arsenal – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
  • 06/08/2022 12:30 Fulham v Liverpool – talkSPORT EXCLUSIVE
  • 06/08/2022 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Aston Villa
  • 06/08/2022 15:00 Leeds United v Wolverhampton
  • 06/08/2022 15:00 Leicester City v Brentford
  • 06/08/2022 15:00 Newcastle United v Nottingham Forest
  • 06/08/2022 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Southampton – talkSPORT 2 EXCLUSIVE
  • 06/08/2022 17:30 Everton v Chelsea
  • 07/08/2022 14:00 Manchester United v Brighton
  • 07/08/2022 16:30 West Ham United v Manchester City

When will the Premier League take a break for the World Cup?

This season will be a bit unusual because of the Qatar World Cup which will start in late November and end just before Christmas.

Because of this, the top-flight will take a break with many players from all 20 clubs likely to be involved for their respective countries.

As it stands, there will be 16 Premier League rounds played between August and November 12/13. After this, the league will stop.

FIFA’s premier tournament then gets underway on November 21 and will finish on December 18.

The Premier League will resume on December 26, Boxing Day.

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