Premier League 2020/2021, Season Start Date, Finish Date

Tolulope Esan

Jul 28, 2020
The 2020/21 Premier League season will start just six weeks after the previous one finished.

Here's what we know so far...

When does the 2020/21 Premier League season start?
The Premier League has revealed the 2020/21 season will start on Saturday September 12.

The 29th campaign was originally due to begin on August 8 but coronavirus has impacted the football calendar; the new season will commence just six weeks after the 2019/20 one will have finished.

However, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Wolves are expected to be given extra time off by the Premier League should they go into the latter stages of their respective European competitions.

The Premier League is likely to ring-fence a guaranteed 30 days off for players to recover, from the day after their final European game of this season.

When will the 2020/21 Premier League season finish?
The season is scheduled to finish on Sunday May 23, 2021 - just 19 days before the rescheduled Euro 2020 kicks off.
Who's up, who's down?
Leeds are back in the Premier League after a 16-year absence, while West Brom sealed the second automatic promotion spot after a topsy-turvy final day of the Championship season.
Fulham will join them after beating Brentford in the play-off final at Wembley.

Norwich made an immediate return to the second tier, with Watford and Bournemouth relegated on the final day.
When will the fixtures be released?
That date has not yet been confirmed - but we'll bring you the full schedule on Sky Sports as soon as it is out.

When will fans be allowed back?
The season will begin behind closed doors but some spectators could to return to venues on a socially-distanced basis later in the year.