Chelsea first opponents as 2020/21 fixtures are revealed

Albion will kick off their fourth season in the Premier League with a home game against Chelsea.

By Bruce Talbot • 20 August 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion welcome Chelsea to the Amex for their opening Premier League fixture of the 2020/21 campaign.

Frank Lampard’s side visit the Amex on Monday 14th September, with Graham Potter’s men away to Newcastle United five days later for their first match on the road.

The opening month of the season finishes with a home game against Manchester United on 26th September.

October starts with a trip to Everton on the 3rd and a fortnight later Albion head up the A23 to take on rivals Crystal Palace.

Our first game against one of the promoted teams takes place on the 24th when West Bromwich Albion visit the Amex before Albion head to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium a week later to take on Jose Mourinho’s men.

November features home games against Burnley on the 7th and the visit of champions Liverpool on the 28th with a trip to Aston Villa scheduled for the 21st.

December is the busiest month of the season with six fixtures. It starts with a home game against Southampton on Saturday 5th followed by visits to Leicester City (12th) and Fulham, for our first midweek game of the season on Tuesday 15th December.

For the second year in a row, Albion’s last game before Christmas is at home to Sheffield United on the 19th. The Seagulls travel to the London Stadium on Boxing Day to take on West Ham United before 2020 ends with a home fixture against Arsenal on the 28th.

By Patrick Sullivan
Albion's full 2020/21 Premier League schedule was confirmed on Thursday morning.

Albion kick off 2021 at home to Wolves on 2nd January and after a break for the Emirates FA Cup third round they travel to Manchester City on Wednesday 13th, before heading to Elland Road for our first Premier League meeting with Leeds United three days later.

Back-to-back home games against Fulham on January 26th and Tottenham Hotspur four days later round off the month.

Albion head to champions Liverpool on Wednesday 3rd February before visiting Turf Moor to take on Burnley three days later. Back-to-back home matches against Aston Villa (13th) and Crystal Palace (20th) follow before the month ends with a trip to West Bromwich Albion on the 27th.

Three games in March include home dates with Leicester (6th) and Newcastle United (20th) either side of a visit to Southampton while the Seagulls have three tough away fixtures in April at Manchester United (3rd), Chelsea (17th) and Sheffield United (24th) with Everton visiting the Amex on 10th April.

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard looks to get past Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic.

The final month of the season kicks off on 1st May at home to Leeds United with a trip to Wolves a week later. West Ham are the visitors on Tuesday 11th and Manchester City arrive at the Amex four days later for the final home game of the campaign. The season finishes at Arsenal on Sunday 23rd.

All fixtures are subject to broadcast requirements with the first TV selections due to be announced by the Premier League next week.