The 2021-22 Premier reveals its dates

The 2021-2022 Premier League already has a start date: it will start on August 14 and end on May 22, that is, in its traditional dates and after the current edition of the championship, the 2020-21, began on last September 12 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The current Premier, whose leader is Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, will end on May 23.

The Premier revealed these dates this Thursday in a statement after the agreement reached with the clubs. The leaders were studying that the start of the next edition would take place on August 7, but the dispute of the Eurocup (from June 11 to July 11, scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic) has been the cause that the 2021-22 starts on August 14.

The 2020-21 was launched in September because the club Euro tournaments ended in August also because of Covid-19. The Europa League final was held on August 21 (3-2 for Sevilla against Inter). The Champions League final took place on the 23rd of that month (when Bayern defeated Paris Saint-Germain 1-0). As for the EFL (England Football League, includes the English Second, Third and Fourth Divisions) season, it will begin on August 6 with a televised match.

As for the public, the new sanitary regulations established by the United Kingdom Government are expected to make it possible for spectators to be in stadiums from May 17 and for the first time since December, which for practical purposes means that in the last day of the Premier the fans return to them (about 10,000 in the big stadiums).