Major talking points as London derby, Friday Night football kick off 2022/23 Premier League season

Major talking points as London derby, Friday Night football kick off 2022/23 Premier League season

Izuchukwu Akawor 10:12 - 16.06.2022

The Premier League has released its fixtures for the 2022/23 season with a London derby to kick start proceedings.

Arsenal and Crystal Palace will set the ball rolling in the 2022/23 Premier League season at Selhurst Park on August 5.

This much Pulse Sports Nigeria can report after the Premier League revealed all the fixtures for next season on Thursday morning.

The Eagles will host the Gunners on the first Friday night football of the season before champions, Manchester City, will kick start their title defence with an away trip to West Ham 48 hours later.

Now, here is a quick look at other major talking points and fixtures from the other top six clubs.

Erik Ten Hag era begins with a tricky tie against Brighton and Hove Albion

The latest manager to take over reigns at Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag, will begin his first season in England with a tricky home game against Brighton.

Manchester United fans won't forget in a hurry the last meeting between the two teams, which ended in a proper humiliation for the Red Devils.

Meanwhile, things get tighter and more difficult for the Ten Hag Devils, who also have Liverpool, Arsenal and Leicester City in their first six matches. 

Liverpool get another promoted side

Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool will begin the quest to reclaim the PL title with another opener against a promoted side.

The Reds face Fulham at Craven Cottage, becoming the first PL side to battle promoted teams in their season opener for fourth consecutive times.

Surely, Klopp and his boys won't care and will be looking to get off on the best possible note.

Chelsea to face former coach and legend Frank Lampard

The Blues travel to Goodison Park to face former their boss and respected club legend Frank Lampard.

Lampard managed to save the Toffees from relegation last season with Super Eagles playmaker, Alex Iwobi, playing a key role in that wonderful escape.

However,  Lampard and Everton will be hoping for a better campaign next season but will have their hands full in the first game against his opposite number, Thomas Tuchel and former club.

Conte's revolution faces tricky opener against Saints

Antonio Conte has done well at Spurs since his appointment and seems certain to have his way in the transfer market as he looks to build a Tottenham side capable of challenging for the PL title.

Conte's Spurs, who are leaving no stones unturned in the transfer market, will start that quest with a tricky game against Southampton at home.

Which of these games are you most looking forward to? Drop your take in the comments section.