The 2023-24 Premier League season kicks off today as reigning champions Manchester City visit Burnley coached under Manchester City legend, Vincent Kompany.
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Kompany won 10 major trophies as a City player and captain. However, in the opposition after leading the Clarets back to the top flight in his first season as their manager.
Last season City challenged Arsenal to win their ninth top-flight title; City will be hoping to steal an early march on their rivals, many of whom have spent big this summer to try to close the gap.
On Saturday, the Gunners host Nottingham Forest, while Newcastle face Aston Villa in a contest between two sides making their return to European competition this campaign.
Sunday brings the debut of two new bosses as Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou takes his side to Brentford before Mauricio Pochettino’s Chelsea hosts Liverpool.
Week 1: Premier League fixture 2023/2024 Season
Friday, 11 August Burnley v Man City (22:00)
Saturday, 12 August Arsenal v Nottingham Forest (14:30)
Bournemouth v West Ham (17:00)
Brighton v Luton
Everton v Fulham
Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
Newcastle v Aston Villa (19:30)
Sunday, 13 August Brentford v Tottenham (16:00)
Chelsea v Liverpool (18:30)
Monday, 14 August Manchester United v Wolves (22:00)
Man City again! Who will beat City?
Manchester City will go into a Premier League campaign as champions, having lifted their third title in a row in 2022-23.
Pep Guardiola’s side were pushed close by Arsenal, but their winning mentality eventually shone through.
The league crown includes part of a Treble for the club, which also claimed the FA Cup and its first Champions League crown.
They have lost a couple of important players in Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan but have replaced the latter with Mateo Kovacic from Chelsea and strengthened the defence by recruiting the impressive Josko Gvardiol for £77m from RB Leipzig.