The Premier League 2023-24 season will start on August 11 and the top-tier of the English football pyramid will be played over nine months. The season will end on May 19, 2024.

Three-time reigning champions Manchester City will take on the newly-promoted Burnley in an away match to kick off their title defence. The match will start at 12:30 AM India Standard time (IST) on August 12.

One of the most exciting leagues in European football, Manchester City will be eyeing an unprecedented fourth successive Premier League title triumph. 

They won the treble last season and will be hoping to create more history in the upcoming campaign by becoming the only side the claim four consecutive Premier League crowns.

The opening encounter of the 32nd Premier League season will see former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, now manager of Burnley, clash with his former boss Pep Guardiola at Turf Moor.

Other newly-promoted clubs, Sheffield United and Luton Town, will face Crystal Palace and Brighton, respectively, on the opening weekend.

City’s local rival and 20-time English champions Manchester United, who finished third on the table in the last EPL season, will open their campaign against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the early hours of August 15.

Arsenal, who were pipped by Manchester City to the crown last season, will play Nottingham Forest on the opening weekend. Chelsea, under new manager Mauricio Pochettino, will open their EPL 2023-24 campaign against Liverpool. 

Las season’s runners-up Arsenal will play champions Manchester City on October 7 at home before travelling to the Etihad for the return fixture on March 30, 2024.

The first Manchester derby of the new season will be played on October 28, while the second match is scheduled for March 2 of next year. 

The upcoming Premier League season will see a return of mid-season player break, which is scheduled in January.

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