The 2021/22 Premier League season may have only finished three weeks but, due to the 2022 World Cup starting in December, the return of the new season is coming earlier than ever before. So with the season starting earlier and finishing later, when are the Premier League fixtures for the 2022/23 season released?
The full set of Premier League fixtures will be released on Thursday the 16th of June at 9pm.
When does the Premier League start?
The season starts on Saturday August 6th but, like last season, we could have a Friday night kick off on the 5th of August to kickstart the new campaign. The season will start a week earlier to the first game of last year's campaign.
When does the Premier League season end?
The season will finish a week later than it did this year, with the final set of Premier League fixtures pencilled in for Sunday the 28th of May.
When will the World Cup break happen?
Matchday 16 of the Premier League fixtures falls on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of November and that will be the final set of fixtures until games on St. Stephen's day.
Kick off for the first games of the World Cup are on the 21st of November with the World Cup final scheduled for Sunday the 18th of December. This leaves a very tight gap either side between Premier League fixtures and World Cup games.
Here's the full set of all the opening World Cup group stage games.
Monday 21st of November:
Group A: Senegal v Netherlands (10:00)
Qatar v Ecuador (16:00)
Group B: England v Iran (13:00)
USA v Wales (19:00)
Tuesday 22nd November
Group C: Argentina v Saudi Arabia (10:00)
Mexico v Poland (16:00)
Group D: Denmark v Tunisia (13:00)
France v Australia (19:00)
Wednesday 23rd November
Group E: Germany v Japan (13:00)
Spain v Costa Rica/New Zealand (16:00)
Group F: Morocco v Croatia (10:00)
Belgium v Canada (16:00)
Thursday 24th November
Group G: Switzerland v Cameroon (10:00)
Brazil v Serbia (19:00)
Group H: Uruguay v South Korea (13:00)
Portugal v Ghana (16:00)
Clubs and players are likely going to have even busier schedules than usual because of the World Cup but will be able to start their preparations for the new season when the Premier League fixtures are announced.