Leeds United to start Premier League campaign at Liverpool

LEEDS UNITED will begin the new Premier League season with a trip to newly-crowned champions Liverpool.

Thursday, 20th August 2020, 9:41 am

The Whites are back in the country's top flight for the first time in 16 years after sealing promotion as Championship title winners by finishing ten points clear of second-placed West Brom.

And Leeds have been handed a trip to last season's champions on the opening weekend of the season with United's first home game coming against Championship play-off winners Fulham the following weekend.

The Whites will then end September with a Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United the following weekend before taking on Manchester City at Elland Road for the first game in October.

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BAPTISM OF FIRE: Leeds United will start the new season at Anfield. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.

Leeds will renew rivalries with fierce enemies Manchester United at Old Trafford over the weekend of December 19 with the return fixture against the Red Devils taking place over the weekend of April 24 - one week after Liverpool visit Elland Road.

The home clash against the Reds is preceded by the visit to Manchester City as part of an April that begins with a home clash against the Blades.

Leeds will entertain Burnley on Boxing Day - two days before a trip to West Brom - and visit Tottenham Hotspur for their new year fixture.

Historic rivals Chelsea will take on Leeds at Stamford Bridge over the weekend of December 5 with the return clash in Leeds scheduled for the weekend of March 13.

And United's season finale will come at home to West Brom over the weekend of May 23, one week after the club's final away fixture at Southampton.

The first round of fixtures will take place over the weekend of September 12.

Leeds United fixtures in full

September

Sat 12 Liverpool A

Sat 19 Fulham H

Sat 26 Sheffield United A

October

Sat 3 Man City H

Sat 17 Wolves H

Sat 24 Aston Villa A

Sat 31 Leicester H

November

Sat 7 Crystal Palace A

Sat 21 Arsenal H

Sat 28 Everton A

December

Sat 5 Chelsea A

Sat 12 West Ham H

Tues 15 Newcastle United H

Sat 19 Man United A

Sat 26 Burnley H

Mon 28 West Brom A

January

Sat 2 Tottenham Hotspur A

Tues 12 Southampton H

Sat 16 Brighton H

Weds 27 Newcastle A

Sat 30 Leicester City A

February

Tues 2 Everton H

Sat 6 Crystal Palace H

Sat 13 Arsenal A

Sat 20 Wolves A

Sat 27 Aston Villa H

March

Sat 6 West Ham A

Sat 13 Chelsea H

Sat 20 Fulham A

April

Sat 3 Sheffield United H

Sat 10 Man City A

Sat 17 Liverpool H

Sat 24 Man United H

May

Sat 1 Brighton A

Sat 8 Tottenham Hotspur H

Tues 11 Burnley A

Sat 15 Southampton A

Sun 23 West Brom H

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