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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

Europa League field: Who can Chelsea, Arsenal draw?

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There are 32 teams left in the quest for two spots at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, one of which will earn an automatic spot in the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League.

[ MORE: Europa League wrap ]

The intrigue in the field took a hit when Rangers and AC Milan failed to advance, meaning there will not be an Old Firm Derby or Milan Derby inside of UEL play.

And Maurizio Sarri‘s last two clubs, Napoli and Chelsea, are seeded for the Round of 32 draw, so they will not meet for at least one more round.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal can draw anyone from the group of unseeded teams, with no English teams in the field. Arsenal-Celtic? Chelsea-Lazio?

Seeded teams
Bayer Leverkusen
Red Bull Salzburg
Zenit Saint-Petersburg
Dinamo Zagreb
Arsenal
Real Betis
Villarreal
Eintracht Frankfurt
Genk
Sevilla
Dynamo Kiev
Chelsea
Napoli
Valencia
Inter Milan
Benfica

Unseeded teams
Zurich
Celtic
Slavia Prague
Fenerbahce
Sporting Lisbon
Olympiacos
Rapid Vienna
Lazio
Malmo
Krasnodar
Rennes
BATE Borisov
Viktoria Plzen
Club Brugge
Shakhtar Donetsk
Galatasaray

Emery praises Arsenal teen: “His personality is very important”

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Unai Emery played the kids in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Qarabag on Thursday at the Emirates Stadium, as the Gunners claimed the top spot in their group.

[ RECAP: Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag ]

Bukayo Saka, Carl JenkinsonJoe WillockEddie Nketiah, and Zech Medley all got meaningful playing time for the Gunners, and Emery specifically liked Saka (17).

Emery, like Arsene Wenger, believes very much in getting experiencefor his kids.

From The London Evening Standard:

“We have a responsibility to every young player to give them chances to train with us,” Emery told Standard Sport. “We are very demanding of ourselves in his performance. We give them these chances in the games like today when we can do that. They show us positive things in every match.

“Today Saka played with a good performance, with a very big personality. We were speaking at half-time, they were trying one-on-one against the opposition. Not every action was good for us but his personality is very important, continuing in the second half to try to do one-on-ones and break lines with his quality.”

Will anyone have made enough of an impact to get some time in the Premier League? We’ll see, but remember that this Gunners system has sent Reiss Nelson on loan to Hoffenheim.

Also, to put this in perspective: Saka was born six days before Sept. 11, 2001. This class of youngster in the Arsenal system is coming, and coming fast.

Europa League roundup: Arsenal wins; Rangers, AC Milan bounced

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Twenty-four games in about four hours: It’s the Europa League group stage, and it’s reached its conclusion.

[ MORE: Mourinho: “Job done” in UCL ]

A very young Arsenal claimed its group, Celtic bunkered down but couldn’t advance to the knockout rounds, and rivals Rangers couldn’t quite find the offense needed to complete a promising UEL campaign.


Rapid Vienna 1-0 Rangers

Steven Gerrard‘s promising first European campaign as first team manager has ended thanks to a goal from sub Dejan Ljubicic in Austria. A very even game, Rangers could not find a way past Richard Strebinger.

Arsenal 1-0 Qarabag

Alexandre Lacazette‘s 17th minute goal gave the Gunners a leg up on the group lead in a game with a bunch of unusual faces on the pitch. Carl Jenkinson, Joe Willock, Eddie Nketiah, and Saka Bukayo were among the starters, and Lacazette left for Zech Medley in the 63rd minute as Arsenal saved its best for a trip to Southampton on Sunday (No offense to Mesut Ozil and Laurent Koscielny, who went 90 minutes each).

MOL Vidi 2-2 Chelsea

We’ve already shown you Willian’s terrific free kick, and this match in Hungary was plenty entertaining for a relatively inconsequential outing. Ethan Ampadu scored an own goal two minutes after Chelsea took the lead, and MOL Vidi led 2-1 when Olivier Giroud restored the stalemate in the 75th.

Celtic 1-2 Red Bull Salzburg

The visitors dominated and finally found a way past goalkeeper Craig Gordon through a 67th Moanes Dabbur marker. Celtic went down two with Fredrik Gulbrandsen adding to the score line.

RB Leipzig 1-1 Rosenborg

Matheus Cunha’s goal just after halftime looked to have prodded RBL above Celtic and into the Round of 32, but Tore Reginiussen leveled for the Norwegian side.

Olympiacos 3-1 AC Milan

Gennaro Gattuso’s men are out of Europe after a four-goal second half.

Elsewhere
Villarreal 2-0 Spartak Moscow
Lazio 1-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Sevilla 3-0 Krasnodar
Marseille 1-3 Apollon Limassol
Rennes 2-0 Astana
PAOK 1-3 BATE Borisov
Genk 4-0 Sarpsborg
Dynamo Kiev 0-1 Jablonec
Besiktas 0-1 Malmo
Akhisar Belerdiyespor 0-0 Standard Liege
Slavia Prague 2-0 Zenit Saint-Petersburg
Copenhagen 0-1 Bordeaux
Dinamo Zagreb 0-0 Anderlecht
Sporting Lisbon 3-0 Vorskla Poltava
F91 Dudelange 0-0 Real Betis
Ludogorets Razgrad 1-1 FC Zurich
AEK Larnaca 1-5 Bayer Leverkusen
Spartak Trnava 1-0 Fenerbahce

FIFA won’t be bound by politics over sharing Qatar World Cup

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Political tensions won’t prevent FIFA from deciding whether to place some World Cup games outside Qatar, the head of world soccer’s governing body said Thursday.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino used a summit of soccer nations in Qatar to gather support for his mission to add 16 teams to the 2022 tournament – a move that would require the tiny, energy-rich nation sharing games in the region.

[ MORE: Gerrard proud of Rangers in exit ]

That would be complicated by Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt cutting ties with Qatar in 2017 in an ongoing political dispute that prevents flights between Doha and the boycotting countries.

Qatar won a vote in 2010 to host the World Cup with 32 teams and is only building eight stadiums. A 48-team tournament is already planned for 2026 in the United States, Canada and Mexico, but Infantino wants to fast-track that expansion and add 16 more games for the first World Cup in the Middle East.

“Is it feasible to do it only in Qatar? Difficult probably,” Infantino said. “Is it feasible to have a few games being played in neighboring countries? Well, maybe this is an option, of course.

“I’m not that naive not to know not to read the news and not to know what is going on. But now we are in football, we are not in politics, and in football, sometimes the dreams come true.”

Given 32 teams compete for the World Cup and there are 211 nations in FIFA, adding more slots in 2022 is likely to be embraced by the members given they have already approved expansion of the event beginning in 2026.

Infantino used a trip to Doha in October to ask the emir of Qatar if he would consider allowing matches to be shared with nations that are part of an economic and travel boycott against his country.

“If there is something that I could do which is good for football worldwide, then we should look at it,” Infantino said at a news conference in Doha before heading to Abu Dhabi for the Club World Cup. “I have the chance and I’m lucky enough to be able to look into that without having to be bound by any political considerations, but looking at it from a purely sporting perspective.”

Infantino did use a speech to politicians at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina last month to discuss using the World Cup in 2022 to bring countries together by spreading games beyond Qatar.

The 2022 tournament is already being cramped into a 28-day window to minimize the disruption to top European leagues because it was moved from June and July to November and December due to the extreme heat.

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