Premier League and EFL will announce fixtures for 2020-21 by August 21

Premier League and EFL fixture lists set to be revealed next Friday – August 21

  • The Premier League and EFL will reveal their fixture lists no later than August 21 
  • Top flight season begins on September 12, with the EFL starting on the same day  
  • Football faces a new look season post-pandemic with scrapped FA Cup replays

The Premier League and EFL’s fixture lists for the 2020-21 campaign will be revealed by Friday August 21 ahead of a new-look year for English football. 

Top flight football is set to kick off again on September 12, with the Championship, League One and League Two slated to start on the same weekend. 

All 380 matches will be confirmed for the four divisions after a short break in between a delayed 2019-20 season caused by the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic, with the Premier League set to conclude on May 23 ahead of the postponed Euros. The EFL season will finish by May 8/9.

The Premier League will announce all 380 fixtures for the 20-21 season by August 21

Fans face a drastically different set up for the coming season as officials make a host of changes with the competition delayed by a month. 

A packed football calendar has forced FA Cup replays to be scrapped to ease pressure on scheduling, with games instead going to extra time and penalties. 

Meanwhile, the first four rounds of the Carabao Cup will be crammed in before the end of September, with semi-final ties reduced to one leg.

A new look season will see no replays in the FA Cup to ease pressure on a congested calendar

Games will continue to be played behind closed doors until COVID-19 restrictions are lifted 

It looks to be a challenging season for players, many of which have only just gone on holiday after the delayed Premier League restart – with some, including Manchester United and Manchester City, still involved in European competitions.

Much like during the restart, game will continue to be held behind closed doors under Government guidelines. 

The return of fans to stadiums had been earmarked for October but this target is in doubt after Prime Minister Boris Johnson delayed the easing of coronavirus restrictions following a rise in cases. 




Share this article

Source: Read Full Article