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        2024/25 PL fixtures: City begin title defence at Stamford Bridge

        2024/06/18 09:02
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        Manchester City will begin their pursuit of a fifth consecutive Premier League title at Stamford Bridge as the Premier League announced its 2024/25 fixture list.

        Pep Guardiola may be in his final season at City and it will begin in a clash against a former manager of the club's Elite Development Squad. Enzo Maresca took over the Chelsea role from Mauricio Pochettino after guiding Leicester City to the top flight once again.

        Speaking of the Foxes, they begin their 24/25 season with a difficult trip to Tottenham Hotspur while Kieran McKenna's Ipswich Town face a daunting start against Liverpool at Anfield.

        The other promoted team, Southampton, will face Newcastle United on the road on opening day and will also be the last team to play at Goodison Park at the end of the season.

        Meanwhile, last season's runners-up Arsenal will host Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first round of fixtures while FA Cup winners Manchester United will take on Fulham at Old Trafford – a game that will officially kick-off the season in a Friday 8pm kick-off on August 16th.

        Elsewhere, Nottingham Forest welcome Bournemouth, West Ham United host Aston Villa, and Crystal Palace make the short trip to take on Brentford.

        Looking far ahead to the end of the season, the final round of fixtures will take place on Sunday 25th May at 4pm with a line-up of potentially season-defining games:

        Sunday 25 May 2025
        AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
        Fulham v Man City
        Ipswich Town v West Ham
        Liverpool v Crystal Palace
        Man Utd v Aston Villa
        Newcastle United v Everton
        Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
        Southampton v Arsenal
        Spurs v Brighton
        Wolves v Brentford

        Finally, when it comes to the big derby clashes, Manchester United and Liverpool first meet at Old Trafford at the end of August while Spurs take on Arsenal in the North London Derby on the weekend of the 14th September.

        Our first Merseyside derby will begin with the last ever at Goodison Park on the weekend of the 7th December while the Manchester derby will be at the Etihad Stadium just one week later.

        You can find the full 2024/25 Premier League fixture list here.



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        2024-06-18 09h43m by lhalliday_bart
        As a die-hard football fan, I cannot wait for this exciting season to begin! Seeing my beloved Manchester City start their fifth consecutive title pursuit at Stamford Bridge against a former manager of our Elite Development Squad gives me goosebumps. But it won't be an easy start for us, as we face tough competition from the likes of Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur. As for the newly promoted teams, I wish them luck but it won't be an easy road for them, especially facing Liverpool
        JW
        2024-06-18 09h37m by jwhiteheadbarnes
        As a Man City fan, I'm buzzing for the new season to start at Stamford Bridge! Can't wait to see how our final season with Pep plays out against a former City coach.
        2024-06-18 09h16m by eyoungs8
        As a fan of Manchester City, I can't wait to see our quest for a fifth consecutive Premier League title kick off at Stamford Bridge! It will be an exciting start to the season, especially going up against former City manager Enzo Maresca. Let's hope Pep Guardiola can lead us to another successful season before potentially leaving.
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