With the Premier League fixtures now launched for 2022/23, we’re capable of assess every crew’s begin and see which of the division’s main sides may race out of the traps.
The consistency of the highest groups means dropped factors within the marketing campaign’s opening weeks can show pricey and we’ve assessed the problem of every ‘huge six’ membership’s starting to the season.
We’ve ran the rule over the primary six gameweeks and calculated the common league place of every crew’s fixtures, based mostly on final season’s efficiency. The newly-promoted groups have been positioned at 18th (Fulham), nineteenth (Bournemouth) and twentieth (Nottingham Forest) respectively.
Crystal Palace (A), Leicester (H), Bournemouth (A), Fulham (H), Aston Villa (H), Manchester United (A).
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 12.8
Arsenal’s season led to disappointment after lacking out on Champions League soccer, the progress of Mikel Arteta’s aspect undone following a poor run of kind that noticed the Gunners lose six of their last 12 video games of the marketing campaign.
The north Londoners will hope for a robust begin this time round after a disastrous opening to 2021/22, one which noticed Arsenal backside of the division in late August after three straight defeats and no targets scored.
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For the second season in a row Arsenal will kick-off the marketing campaign in an away London derby, taking up Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on August 5.
Palace completed the season twelfth within the Premier League, however the Eagles anticipated targets in opposition to (xGA) ranked behind solely the highest two in house fixtures final season.
Arsenal then face a Leicester crew who will hope to bounce again from an inconsistent season final time round, earlier than back-to-back video games with newly-promoted sides.
An away conflict with Manchester United in early September will likely be one to observe within the race for a prime 4 end.
Everton (A), Tottenham (H), Leeds (A), Leicester (H), Southampton (A), West Ham (H).
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 11.1
When it comes to common ending place in 2021/22, Chelsea boast the second most tough run of video games among the many Premier League’s huge six.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect tackle three of final season’s prime eight in Tottenham, Leicester and West Ham, every of who will go to Stamford Bridge within the opening six weeks.
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Chelsea will wish to handle their poor house kind from final season, profitable lower than 50% of their house video games within the Premier League to register simply the sixth-best Premier League report on house soil.
The west Londoners will start the Premier League marketing campaign with a visit to face former supervisor Frank Lampard and Everton, having misplaced 1-0 to the Toffees in the identical fixture final season.
Fulham (A), Crystal Palace (H), Manchester United (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (H), Everton (A).
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 13.6
For the fourth season in a row Liverpool will start their marketing campaign at house to a newly-promoted aspect, with the Reds travelling to face Fulham on August 6.
Mohamed Salah will likely be hoping to proceed his robust report on the opening weekend, having change into the primary participant to attain in 5 consecutive opening weekend fixtures final season.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect – runners-up final season – face simply one of many ‘huge six’ of their opening six video games, travelling to face Manchester United on the Premier League’s third weekend.
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The Merseysiders gained 5-0 in final season’s assembly at Previous Trafford, however the Crimson Devils will likely be underneath new administration this season following the appointment of Erik ten Hag.
Crystal Palace, Bournemouth and Newcastle will all go to Anfield within the opening six video games with Liverpool having remained unbeaten on house soil in 2021/22, earlier than a Merseyside derby conflict at Everton in early September.
West Ham (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (A), Crystal Palace (H), Nottingham Forest (H), Aston Villa (A).
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 13.8
Manchester Metropolis are the one crew who don’t face one in every of final season’s prime six of their first six video games of the marketing campaign, however do face doubtlessly testing away journeys to West Ham, Newcastle and Aston Villa.
The common place of their first six opponents from final season (13.6) is marginally decrease than every of their rivals nevertheless, offering Pep Guardiola’s aspect with an opportunity to get the defence of their crown up and working early within the season.
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Erling Haaland’s arrival has raised the joy ranges and he’s anticipated to make his debut at West Ham on the opening weekend.
His first house sport for the membership ought to come in opposition to newly-promoted Bournemouth, a chance for the ahead – who scored 22 targets in 24 league appearances for Borussia Dortmund final season – to open his account on the Etihad.
Brighton (H), Brentford (A), Liverpool (H), Southampton (A), Leicester (A), Arsenal (H).
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 8.6
On paper, Manchester United face essentially the most tough begin to the season among the many huge six golf equipment, with their first six opponents together with two of final season’s prime six.
Erik ten Hag’s reign will start at house to Brighton on the opening weekend, with the Seagulls having gained the earlier assembly between the edges 4-0 on the Amex Stadium in Might.
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United have didn’t make a brand new signing thus far this summer time, however will hope reinforcements can arrive in time for pre-season after a disappointing marketing campaign in 2021/22.
United have early season clashes with Liverpool and Arsenal at Previous Trafford, while the Crimson Devils might want to navigate away journeys to Brentford, Southampton and Leicester. In the identical six fixtures final season, United gained three, drew one and misplaced twice.
Southampton (H), Chelsea (A), Wolves (H), Nottingham Forest (A), West Ham (H), Fulham (H)
Common league place of first six opponents in 2021/22: 12.1
Tottenham will hope to hold a robust finish to the 2021/22 marketing campaign into the brand new season, having gained eight of their final 11 league video games to safe a prime 4 end and Champions League soccer.
Antonio Conte’s aspect start the marketing campaign with house conflict in opposition to Southampton on the opening weekend, earlier than assembly London rivals Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 22, 2022
Chelsea are the one ‘huge six’ opposition Spurs face within the opening weeks, although each Wolves and West Ham will go to north London with ambitions of gatecrashing the European locations this season.
Spurs additionally tackle two newly-promoted outfits, travelling to face Nottingham Forest of their fourth fixture earlier than internet hosting Fulham in early September.
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