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2018-19 Premier League schedule released

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The 2018/19 Premier League schedule has been released.

It is time to start planning for the new season already.

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All 20 clubs can now get excited for the new campaign which kicks off on the weekend of Aug. 11 as a huge game between Arsenal and Manchester City is the marquee clash on the opening weekend. When you scan through the fixtures you can see some huge clashes around the festive period and around Easter.

New boys Fulham, Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be particularly excited, while Spurs have announced that they intend to play their opening home game of the new season (against Fulham) at Wembley and their first home game at their new White Hart Lane stadium will be against Liverpool.

Bring. It. On.

Below is the schedule in full for all 38 matchweeks in the Premier League, with the games listed as 10 a.m. ET kick offs unless otherwise stated.

The kick off times and dates are subject to change once the full TV schedule is announced at a later date.


Saturday, 11 August 2018
Arsenal v Man City
AFC Bournemouth v Cardiff City
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
Liverpool v West Ham
Man Utd v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Spurs
Southampton v Burnley
Watford v Brighton
Wolves v Everton

Saturday, 18 August 2018
Brighton v Man Utd
Burnley v Watford
Cardiff City v Newcastle United
Chelsea v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v Liverpool
Everton v Southampton
Leicester City v Wolves
Man City v Huddersfield Town
Spurs v Fulham
West Ham v AFC Bournemouth

Saturday, 25 August 2018
Arsenal v West Ham
AFC Bournemouth v Everton
Fulham v Burnley
Huddersfield Town v Cardiff City
Liverpool v Brighton
Man Utd v Spurs
Newcastle United v Chelsea
Southampton v Leicester City
Watford v Crystal Palace
Wolves v Man City

Saturday, 1 September 2018
Brighton v Fulham
Burnley v Man Utd
Cardiff City v Arsenal
Chelsea v AFC Bournemouth
Crystal Palace v Southampton
Everton v Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v Liverpool
Man City v Newcastle United
Watford v Spurs
West Ham v Wolves

Saturday, 15 September 2018
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City
Chelsea v Cardiff City
Everton v West Ham
Huddersfield Town v Crystal Palace
Man City v Fulham
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Southampton v Brighton
Spurs v Liverpool
Watford v Man Utd
Wolves v Burnley

Saturday, 22 September 2018
Arsenal v Everton
Brighton v Spurs
Burnley v AFC Bournemouth
Cardiff City v Man City
Crystal Palace v Newcastle United
Fulham v Watford
Leicester City v Huddersfield Town
Liverpool v Southampton
Man Utd v Wolves
West Ham v Chelsea

Saturday, 29 September 2018
Arsenal v Watford
AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Cardiff City v Burnley
Chelsea v Liverpool
Everton v Fulham
Huddersfield Town v Spurs
Man City v Brighton
Newcastle United v Leicester City
West Ham v Man Utd
Wolves v Southampton

Saturday, 6 October 2018
Brighton v West Ham
Burnley v Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace v Wolves
Fulham v Arsenal
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Man City
Man Utd v Newcastle United
Southampton v Chelsea
Spurs v Cardiff City
Watford v AFC Bournemouth

Saturday, 20 October 2018
Arsenal v Leicester City
AFC Bournemouth v Southampton
Cardiff City v Fulham
Chelsea v Man Utd
Everton v Crystal Palace
Huddersfield Town v Liverpool
Man City v Burnley
Newcastle United v Brighton
West Ham v Spurs
Wolves v Watford

Saturday, 27 October 2018
Brighton v Wolves
Burnley v Chelsea
Crystal Palace v Arsenal
Fulham v AFC Bournemouth
Leicester City v West Ham
Liverpool v Cardiff City
Man Utd v Everton
Southampton v Newcastle United
Spurs v Man City
Watford v Huddersfield Town

Saturday, 3 November 2018
Arsenal v Liverpool
AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd
Cardiff City v Leicester City
Chelsea v Crystal Palace
Everton v Brighton
Huddersfield Town v Fulham
Man City v Southampton
Newcastle United v Watford
West Ham v Burnley
Wolves v Spurs

Saturday, 10 November 2018
Arsenal v Wolves
Cardiff City v Brighton
Chelsea v Everton
Crystal Palace v Spurs
Huddersfield Town v West Ham
Leicester City v Burnley
Liverpool v Fulham
Man City v Man Utd
Newcastle United v AFC Bournemouth
Southampton v Watford

Saturday, 24 November 2018
AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal
Brighton v Leicester City
Burnley v Newcastle United
Everton v Cardiff City
Fulham v Southampton
Man Utd v Crystal Palace
Spurs v Chelsea
Watford v Liverpool
West Ham v Man City
Wolves v Huddersfield Town

Saturday, 1 December 2018
Arsenal v Spurs
Cardiff City v Wolves
Chelsea v Fulham
Crystal Palace v Burnley
Huddersfield Town v Brighton
Leicester City v Watford
Liverpool v Everton
Man City v AFC Bournemouth
Newcastle United v West Ham
Southampton v Man Utd

Tuesday, 4 December 2018
2:45pm ET: AFC Bournemouth v Huddersfield Town –
2:45pm ET: Brighton v Crystal Palace
2:45pm ET: Burnley v Liverpool
2:45pm ET: Fulham v Leicester City
2:45pm ET: Watford v Man City
2:45pm ET: West Ham v Cardiff City
2:45pm ET: Wolves v Chelsea
3pm ET: Man Utd v Arsenal

Wednesday, 5 December 2018
2:45pm ET: Everton v Newcastle United
3pm ET: Spurs v Southampton

Saturday, 8 December 2018
Arsenal v Huddersfield Town
AFC Bournemouth v Liverpool
Burnley v Brighton
Cardiff City v Southampton
Chelsea v Man City
Everton v Watford
Leicester City v Spurs
Man Utd v Fulham
Newcastle United v Wolves
West Ham v Crystal Palace

Saturday, 15 December 2018
Brighton v Chelsea
Crystal Palace v Leicester City
Fulham v West Ham
Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Man Utd
Man City v Everton
Southampton v Arsenal
Spurs v Burnley
Watford v Cardiff City
Wolves v AFC Bournemouth

Saturday, 22 December 2018
Arsenal v Burnley
AFC Bournemouth v Brighton
Cardiff City v Man Utd
Chelsea v Leicester City
Everton v Spurs
Huddersfield Town v Southampton
Man City v Crystal Palace
Newcastle United v Fulham
West Ham v Watford
Wolves v Liverpool

Saturday, 26 December 2018
Brighton v Arsenal
Burnley v Everton
Crystal Palace v Cardiff City
Fulham v Wolves
Leicester City v Man City
Liverpool v Newcastle United
Man Utd v Huddersfield Town
Southampton v West Ham
Spurs v AFC Bournemouth
Watford v Chelsea

Saturday, 29 December 2018
Brighton v Everton
Burnley v West Ham
Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Fulham v Huddersfield Town
Leicester City v Cardiff City
Liverpool v Arsenal
Man Utd v AFC Bournemouth
Southampton v Man City
Spurs v Wolves
Watford v Newcastle United

Tuesday, 1 January 2019
Arsenal v Fulham
AFC Bournemouth v Watford
Cardiff City v Spurs
Chelsea v Southampton
Everton v Leicester City
Huddersfield Town v Burnley
Man City v Liverpool
Newcastle United v Man Utd
West Ham v Brighton
Wolves v Crystal Palace

Saturday, 12 January 2019
Brighton v Liverpool
Burnley v Fulham
Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Crystal Palace v Watford
Everton v AFC Bournemouth
Leicester City v Southampton
Man City v Wolves
Spurs v Man Utd
West Ham v Arsenal

Saturday, 19 January 2019
Arsenal v Chelsea
AFC Bournemouth v West Ham
Fulham v Spurs
Huddersfield Town v Man City
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Man Utd v Brighton
Newcastle United v Cardiff City
Southampton v Everton
Watford v Burnley
Wolves v Leicester City

Tuesday, 29 January 2019
2:45pm ET: Arsenal v Cardiff City
2:45pm ET: AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea
2:45pm ET: Fulham v Brighton
2:45pm ET: Huddersfield Town v Everton
2:45pm ET: Wolves v West Ham
3pm ET: Man Utd v Burnley

Wednesday, 30 January 2019
2:45pm ET: Newcastle United v Man City
2:45pm ET: Southampton v Crystal Palace
3pm ET: Liverpool v Leicester City
3pm ET: Spurs v Watford

Saturday, 2 February 2019
Brighton v Watford
Burnley v Southampton
Cardiff City v AFC Bournemouth
Chelsea v Huddersfield Town
Crystal Palace v Fulham
Everton v Wolves
Leicester City v Man Utd
Man City v Arsenal
Spurs v Newcastle United
West Ham v Liverpool

Saturday, 9 February 2019
Brighton v Burnley
Crystal Palace v West Ham
Fulham v Man Utd
Huddersfield Town v Arsenal
Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth
Man City v Chelsea
Southampton v Cardiff City
Spurs v Leicester City
Watford v Everton
Wolves v Newcastle United

Saturday, 23 February 2019
Arsenal v Southampton
AFC Bournemouth v Wolves
Burnley v Spurs
Cardiff City v Watford
Chelsea v Brighton
Everton v Man City
Leicester City v Crystal Palace
Man Utd v Liverpool
Newcastle United v Huddersfield Town
West Ham v Fulham

Tuesday, 26 February 2019
2:45pm ET: Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth
2:45pm ET: Cardiff City v Everton
2:45pm ET: Huddersfield Town v Wolves
2:45pm ET: Leicester City v Brighton
3pm ET: Crystal Palace v Man Utd

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
2:45pm ET: Chelsea v Spurs
2:45pm ET: Newcastle United v Burnley
2:45pm ET: Southampton v Fulham
3pm ET: Liverpool v Watford
3pm ET: Man City v West Ham

Saturday, 2 March 2019
AFC Bournemouth v Man City
Brighton v Huddersfield Town
Burnley v Crystal Palace
Everton v Liverpool
Fulham v Chelsea
Man Utd v Southampton
Spurs v Arsenal
Watford v Leicester City
West Ham v Newcastle United
Wolves v Cardiff City

Saturday, 9 March 2019
Arsenal v Man Utd
Cardiff City v West Ham
Chelsea v Wolves
Crystal Palace v Brighton
Huddersfield Town v AFC Bournemouth
Leicester City v Fulham
Liverpool v Burnley
Man City v Watford
Newcastle United v Everton
Southampton v Spurs

Saturday, 16 March 2019
AFC Bournemouth v Newcastle United
Brighton v Cardiff City
Burnley v Leicester City
Everton v Chelsea
Fulham v Liverpool
Man Utd v Man City
Spurs v Crystal Palace
Watford v Southampton
West Ham v Huddersfield Town
Wolves v Arsenal

Saturday, 30 March 2019
Arsenal v Newcastle United
Brighton v Southampton
Burnley v Wolves
Cardiff City v Chelsea
Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town
Fulham v Man City
Leicester City v AFC Bournemouth
Liverpool v Spurs
Man Utd v Watford
West Ham v Everton

Saturday, 6 April 2019
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley
Chelsea v West Ham
Everton v Arsenal
Huddersfield Town v Leicester City
Man City v Cardiff City
Newcastle United v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Liverpool
Spurs v Brighton
Watford v Fulham
Wolves v Man Utd

Saturday, 13 April 2019
Brighton v AFC Bournemouth
Burnley v Cardiff City
Crystal Palace v Man City
Fulham v Everton
Leicester City v Newcastle United
Liverpool v Chelsea
Man Utd v West Ham
Southampton v Wolves
Spurs v Huddersfield Town
Watford v Arsenal

Saturday, 20 April 2019
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
AFC Bournemouth v Fulham
Cardiff City v Liverpool
Chelsea v Burnley
Everton v Man Utd
Huddersfield Town v Watford
Man City v Spurs
Newcastle United v Southampton
West Ham v Leicester City
Wolves v Brighton

Saturday, 27 April 2019
Brighton v Newcastle United
Burnley v Man City
Crystal Palace v Everton
Fulham v Cardiff City
Leicester City v Arsenal
Liverpool v Huddersfield Town
Man Utd v Chelsea
Southampton v AFC Bournemouth
Spurs v West Ham
Watford v Wolves

Saturday, 4 May 2019
Arsenal v Brighton
AFC Bournemouth v Spurs
Cardiff City v Crystal Palace
Chelsea v Watford
Everton v Burnley
Huddersfield Town v Man Utd
Man City v Leicester City
Newcastle United v Liverpool
West Ham v Southampton
Wolves v Fulham

Sunday, 12 May 2019
Brighton v Man City
Burnley v Arsenal
Crystal Palace v AFC Bournemouth
Fulham v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Chelsea
Liverpool v Wolves
Man Utd v Cardiff City
Southampton v Huddersfield Town
Spurs v Everton
Watford v West Ham

It’s confirmed: Club Leon parts ways with Landon Donovan

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Landon Donovan’s four-month adventure in Mexico appears to be over.

Club Leon announced on Sunday that it had parted ways with Donovan, despite the 36-year-old having a contract through the end of the calendar year. Donovan made just eight appearances for Leon, with just one start, and failed to score or assist on a goal as Leon slumped to 13th place in the Clausura season.

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“…both parties have decided not to (keep the contract) for the Clausura that united us,” Leon said in a statement. “The departure of Landon from our team has been exemplary in all aspects. The club loses a legendary professional from the world of sports that leaves an indelible institutional imprint.”

It’s unclear what’s next for Donovan, but he stated in an interview with PST’s Matt Reed that he intends to continue playing in Mexico.

Donovan recently drew the ire of U.S. Men’s National Team fans and Donovan’s former teammates when he revealed he was rooting for Mexico at the World Cup this summer as part of a Well’s Fargo campaign.

Panama boss blunt and honest before nation’s World Cup debut

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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez isn’t in the business of sugarcoating the truth before his team makes history by playing in its first World Cup.

The Central American team has trouble scoring and his players will need to have a good day to have any chance against Belgium on Monday, he said.

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Blunt and honest, Gomez didn’t even hide his starting lineup, the normal way of doing things for coaches these days. And when asked if Panama could repeat Iceland’s upset against Argentina — the teams drew 1-1 on Saturday — the Colombian didn’t bother picking the right words when downplaying the Argentine squad.

“Iceland sent Croatia to the playoffs (in European qualifying), and it did well in the European Championship as well,” Gomez said. “It played against an Argentina squad which isn’t at the same level as Belgium right now. I mean, the distance between Iceland and Argentina isn’t as significant as the distance between Belgium and Panama.”

Gomez didn’t completely dismiss Panama’s chances of a surprise result against the Belgians, saying “anything can happen in football,” but admitted it wouldn’t be normal.

“It’s very clear that they are the favorites,” the 62-year-old coach said. “But each game is different, and if we have a good day, maybe we can achieve something.”

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If Panama does find a way to advance past the group stage, Gomez said he already knows how he will be celebrating.

“I’ll drink two bottles of vodka,” he said laughing, before taking it back. “No, no … we are professionals.”

Gomez didn’t bother keeping his lineup a secret for the match in Sochi, naming the 11 starters without hesitating when asked about it. He even frankly talked about the formation his team would be playing Monday.

Gomez said Panama won’t be trying anything but defending against the talented Belgians, and admitted that scoring goals has been a weakness of his team entering the tournament.

“We’ve become strong on defense. It’s Panama’s virtue,” he said. “Panama isn’t a team that will score a lot of goals. We may create good chances in some matches, but we aren’t able to score. We arrive at the World Cup with problems scoring the goals.”

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The 55th-ranked Panama drew 0-0 with Northern Ireland and lost 1-0 to Norway in its final warm-up matches before traveling to Russia.

It qualified for the tournament by finishing ahead of the United States in CONCACAF thanks to a last-minute victory over Costa Rica in qualifying.

Gomez said the team carries a big responsibility by representing the nation at a World Cup for the first time, and his biggest job is to get the players ready for the pressure they are about to face.

“The whole country is excited about this,” Gomez said. “I have to prepare the players mentally.”

Gomez has been coaching Panama since 2014. He was previously with Ecuador, Guatemala and Colombia.

Panama’s other Group G games will be against England on Sunday and Tunisia on June 28.

Maradona: Argentina drawing Iceland is “a disgrace”

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It’s been a pretty trying and criticism-filled 36 hours for Lionel Messi and Argentina, and that was already true before the World Cup hero that is Diego Maradona weighed in.

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No longer are La Albiceleste simply known as the side that drew tiny Iceland — the smallest nation to ever qualify for the World Cup — but now their efforts on Saturday have been dubbed “a disgrace” by Maradona.

It’s not so much the players whom Maradona, manager of the national team for the 2010 World Cup (quarterfinals appearance, beaten 4-0 by Germany), has gone after, but current boss Jorge Sampaoli for his lack of a proper gameplan befitting the opponent. As for Messi, who failed to convert a critical penalty kick, Maradona has absolved the Barcelona superstar of much of the blame — quotes from the BBC:

“It’s a disgrace. Not having prepared for the match knowing that Iceland are all [6-foot-3] tall.”

“I get the feeling there’s an anger at the heart of the team.”

“I don’t blame the players. I could blame the lack of work rate. But I can’t blame the players, much less Messi, who gave it all he had,” said Maradona.

“I missed five penalties on the spin and I was still Diego Armando Maradona. I don’t think that they dropped two points because Messi missed a penalty.”

England squad reconnects with fans with image makeover

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VOLGOGRAD, England (AP) — Whatever happens to England at the World Cup, at least the reception facing the squad should be less brutal than it was in 2014 after its exit following the group stage.’

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For once, the players can’t be accused of hiding away, retreating behind their headphones. The hallmark of England’s preparations for Russia has been shedding the past reticence to engage with the public, a calculated move by the team leadership to reconnect with a public disaffected by years of failure at tournaments and uninspiring performances.

“They appear more relaxed. They appear more normal,” supporter Gavin Hughes said, overlooking the Volgograd Arena where England opens its World Cup campaign against Tunisia on Monday. “They appear human. They are just lads playing football at the end of the day. That’s been the problem in the past. There’s more of a togetherness.”

A defining clip of the 2010 World Cup was Wayne Rooney bellowing down the barrel of a camera after a 0-0 draw with Algeria: “Nice to see your home fans booing you, that’s what loyal support is.”

That disconnect with the public has been bridged by the 23-man squad facing the media in a 45-minute, Super Bowl-style session before leaving for Russia. The English Football Association’s approach is in a marked contrast to club duty where they are largely closeted away, save for appearances with paying broadcasters or often in controlled appearances.

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“We’ve done a lot for the fans on social media so they can see what we are up to, which has not always been the case,” captain Harry Kane said Sunday. “It’s important while we have free time is to try to let the fans know what we are up to.”

The public is seeing a new side of the players. Not only are they more relatable but painted in a more sympathetic light, beyond the caricatures of millionaire mercenaries just chasing more money.

“That connection with the supporters is really important,” coach Gareth Southgate said. “There have been perceptions about our players for a long time … so it’s been really good for our public to see how much it means to the players to play, to see a different side of their personality.”

In a move unthinkable in years gone by, when a since-departed FA official blocked Rooney talking about his Christianity, defender Danny Rose recently opened up on his problems dealing with depression. Publicly praised by Prince William for raising awareness of health issues, Rose realizes how players can use their new platform to show their human side and inspire others.

“A lot of people messaged me to say thank you, that they know someone who is going through this or has been through that and that I’ve helped them and given them the confidence to express themselves,” Rose said. “We have a lot of down time and I’m going to think of something to help others when I get back. I’ve got time to think while I’m here and when I get back from the World Cup about how I can go forward and help people.”

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It’s not just about the players feeding a voracious traveling media pack with material. Kieran Trippier, who is also Rose’s club teammate at Tottenham, told the left back he appeared no longer burdened by a private plight in England’s last World Cup warm-up game.

“I was playing with a bit of freedom,” Rose said of the victory against Costa Rica. “I think he’s got a point.”

Southgate is credited with encouraging the warmer environment, far removed from the controlling regimes under Fabio Capello and Gary Neville, who was Roy Hodgson’s assistant for the dismal 2014 World Cup and 2016 European Championship last-16 humbling to Iceland. A bemusing, running theme in the British papers at Euro 2016 in France was the players’ refusal to divulge any details of a darts tournament. The squad has been overhauled by Southgate and it has even been playing darts with the media at the World Cup base near St. Petersburg.

Southgate has been playing his part, going to fan forums in the buildup to the tournament to recognize the commitment and cost involved watching England abroad.

“Sometimes those really good people who follow us are overlooked at the expense of some who have caused problems in the past,” Southgate said.

Ultimately, results dictate the public mood and England hasn’t won a knockout game at any tournament since 2006.

“It’s about how we perform,” Southgate said, “but there’s a bigger picture.”