We will find out Chelsea's fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season later today (Thursday) and we have all the information you need to know ahead of the release...
When is the Premier League fixture release date?
The 2019/20 Premier League fixtures are announced at 9am on Thursday 13 June. You can find out who we play when on this website and the Fifth Stand App.
When does the Premier League season start?
The 2019/20 campaign begins on the weekend of Saturday 10 August. The season is set to finish on 17 May 2020.
Key Premier League dates for the diary
Premier League opening day - Saturday 10 August
Super Cup - Wednesday 14 August
International breaks - 7/8 September, 12/13 October, 16/17 November. 2020 dates TBC.
Champions League group stage - starts 17/18 September
Carabao Cup third round - 24/25 September
FA Cup third round - 4 January 2020
Carabao Cup final - 1 March 2020
Premier League final day - 17 May 2020
FA Cup final - 23 May 2020
Champions League final - 30 May 2020
How are the Premier League fixtures decided?
There are a total of 380 matches and they are not simply randomly put together. The dates for international matches, European club competitions and FA competitions are factored in to leave the available dates to play league matches.
A fixture computer condenses the season into five 'sets' which are then reversed later in the season. Clubs cannot play more than two home or away games in a row, although rearrangements can sometimes lead to that. Many clubs are paired with another club and must never play at home in the same round of fixtures (Arsenal and Tottenham for example).
Fixtures are reviewed by the Association of Chief Police Officers and British Transport Police representatives before being confirmed.
How to watch the Premier League 2019/20
There will be eight televised matches at 7.45pm on a Saturday this season, while Amazon Prime has won the right to broadcast 20 matches in 2019/20 - 10 over a Bank Holiday, expected to be Boxing Day, and 10 over a midweek schedule.
When is the Premier League winter break?
There will also be a mid-season break for the first time. The two-week break will take place in February and is structured to ensure that Premier League matches are still played every weekend over that period. Each weekend during the break will feature five Premier League games on the first weekend and five on the following weekend.
To incorporate this, Emirates FA Cup fifth round matches will move to midweek.
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