10 key dates for the diary following the release of the 2019/20 Premier League fixtures

The full fixture list has been released ahead of the 2019/20 Premier League campaign, and we’ve picked out some of the key dates for your diary ahead of the new season which kicks off in August.

It’s worth noting that *some* of these dates may well change should certain games be moved for TV, but here’s 10 we picked out after looking at the fixtures

1. First home game – 11th August

Arsenal are set to be our first opponent of the season on Sunday 11th. Spurs aren’t coming to town this time around, but it’s another top North London side who should represent a tough test.

The game will be shown like on Sky Sports at 2pm.

Our second home game of the season will come 3 weeks after the opening weekend of the season, with us due to face Watford on August 31st.

2. First away game – August 17th

Our first away trip of the season will see us play newly-promoted Norwich at Carrow road – a match that will be their first home game of the campaign following their promotion back to the top flight.

The game is set for Saturday August 17th at 3pm as things stand and could see Tim Krul face his former side.

3. Home games against the big six:

  • Arsenal (H) – August 11th
  • Man Utd (H) – October 5th
  • Man City (H) – November 30th
  • Chelsea (H) – January 18th
  • Spurs (H) – May 3rd
  • Liverpool (H) May 17th

4. Boxing Day and the festive period

We’re all set to face a trip to Old Trafford on Boxing Day, with Man Utd away scheduled for 26th. Here’s our fixture list for the busy month of December:

  • 3rd – Sheffield United (A) 7.45pm
  • 7th – Southampton (H) 3pm
  • 14th – Burnley (A) 3pm
  • 21st – Crystal Palace (H) 3pm
  • 26th – Manchester United (A) 3pm
  • 28th – Everton (H) 3pm

5. First game of 2020

Our first game of 2020 on New Year’s Day will see us face Leicester City at St James’ Park on January 1st.

6. Final game of the season

And finally, our final game of the season will see us take on Liverpool at St James’ Park on Sunday 17th May 2020.

Here’s our last few fixtures in the month of May, with a trip to Brighton being sandwiched in between tough home games against Champions League finalists Spurs and Liverpool:

  • 2nd – Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3pm
  • 9th – Brighton (a) 3pm
  • 17th – Liverpool (h) 3pm

CLICK HERE to see our fixtures in full.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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