Fixtures

Premier League 2022/23 fixture release: FPL reaction

The fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season have been released this morning.

Manchester City begin their title defence with a tricky-looking trip to West Ham United, while Liverpool are at Fulham on the opening weekend.

The new campaign starts on Friday 5 August with Crystal Palace v Arsenal, a fixture the Eagles won 3-0 in the season just gone.

Tottenham Hotspur’s home game against Southampton is also among the most eye-catching match-ups of Gameweek 1.

Newly promoted Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth face Newcastle United and Aston Villa respectively in their 2022/23 curtain-raisers.

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BEST AND WORST FIXTURES: FIRST SIX GAMEWEEKS

The Complete Guide to FPL Pre-Season 2022/23

City and Liverpool’s opening six-match runs are arguably the best in the division.

The reigning champions are the only Premier League team who avoid a ‘big six’ side in the first six Gameweeks, with home fixtures against Bournemouth, Crystal Palace and Forest in Gameweks 2, 4 and 5 standing out especially.

The Reds’ only encounter with one of the half-dozen ‘elite’ teams in the first seven Gameweeks is against far-from-convincing Manchester United in Gameweek 3.

GW1GW2GW3GW4GW5GW6
Man CityWest Ham (a)Bournemouth (h)Newcastle (a)Crystal Palace (h)Nottingham Forest (h)Aston Villa (a)
LiverpoolFulham (a)Crystal Palace (h)Man Utd (a)Bournemouth (h)Newcastle (h)Everton (a)

Arsenal avoid any other ‘big six’ club in the first five Gameweeks, with a trip to Old Trafford following.

Spurs have a mixed bag, with away matches at Chelsea and West Ham punctuating easier-on-paper tests against Saints, Forest and Fulham. Manchester City then await in Gameweek 7.

Chelsea similarly meet Spurs and the Hammers but also enjoy clashes with Leeds and Southampton.

United may be ones to avoid at first, with Liverpool, Leicester and Arsenal up in the first six weeks.

GW1GW2GW3GW4GW5GW6
ChelseaEverton (a)Spurs (h)Leeds (a)Leicester (h)Southampton (a)West Ham (h)
SpursSouthampton (h)Chelsea (a)Wolves (h)Nottingham Forest (a)West Ham (a)Fulham (h)
ArsenalCrystal Palace (a)Leicester (h)Bournemouth (a)Fulham (h)Aston Villa (h)Man Utd (a)
Man UtdBrighton (h)Brentford (a)Liverpool (h)Southampton (a)Leicester (a)Arsenal (h)

It’s a bit of a baptism of fire for the newly promoted clubs, who are languishing at the wrong end of our newly updated Season Ticker.

Fulham and Bournemouth have it especially tough, each meeting three big-six sides in their opening half-dozen Gameweeks.

FIXTURES: INTERNATIONAL BREAKS, WORLD CUP INTERLUDE AND MORE

Everything you need to know about the FFS World Cup of FPL

Unlike in previous seasons, we’ll get a total of eight Gameweeks before our first international break in September.

That will be our one and only short hiatus before the Premier League pauses for over six weeks to accommodate the World Cup.

Gameweek 16 on the weekend of November 12/13 is the final one to take place before attention switches to Qatar, with FPL resuming on Boxing Day with Gameweek 17.

Back-to-back rounds then follow on December 31 and January 2 before another temporary break for the FA Cup third round.

The season ends on Sunday 28 May, with Brentford v Manchester City, Chelsea v Newcastle, Leeds v Spurs and Southampton v Liverpool among the final fixtures of 2022/23.


We’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the teams with the best and worst fixture runs as the day goes on.


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330 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 19 hours ago

    Does anyone know if haland is a PK taker ?

    City haven’t really nailed down a 100% spot kick taker with sterling, mahrez, kdb, gundo all sharing it in recent times so I wondered if you guys thought he’d be straight on them from season start ?

    1. KAPTAIN KANE’S SON
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      Ooh nice shout - yes thinking about it I reckon he’ll be the designated taker

    2. NateDog
      • 1 Year
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      He scored 8 from 8 last season, including Norway games I think he's scored his last 11/12 in a row. Could certainly fix City's issues with them, was looking at it a while ago and think they've scored 18 of 24 in the last 2 seasons

    3. Zim0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      He is. I think its more than likely he takes them. We'll have to wait and see though.

    4. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 18 hours ago

      difficult to see who would take them ahead of him when he's on the pitch.

    5. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      11 days, 15 hours ago

      They haven't been sharing it recently, Mahrez has been designated pen take for quite some time now. His record isn't stellar though, some big misses for club and country. As a City fan, I hope (and expect, but not certain) that Haaland gets them.

    6. Society
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      7 days, 18 hours ago

      Yes, he's been on pens before.

  2. Inazuma X1
    • 4 Years
    12 days, 19 hours ago

    Can Diaz or Nunez play on the right wing?

    1. No Professionals
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      wide players can generally play on either wing, but clearly has a preference with the modern trend of cutting in rather than going outside for crosses.

      I'd expect Jota or Diaz can cover the right.

    2. Andy_Social
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 17 hours ago

      In Salah's place, you mean??

  3. bitm2007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    12 days, 19 hours ago

    Likely Blank GW25 - Caused by EFL Cup Final (1 or 2 Blanks)
    Blank GW28 - Caused by FA Cup QFs (normally 4-6 Blanks)
    Double GW29
    Blank GW32 Caused by FA Cup SFs (normally 3 or 4 Blanks)
    Double GW34
    Double GW37

    These look likely to be the most popular chip strategies.

    Deading ending team into blank GW28, followed by WC29 and FH32, with TC and BB in DGWs 34 and 37.

    or

    Deading ending team in blank GW32, followed by WC GW33 with FH in blank GW29 and TC and BB in DGWs 34 and 37.

  4. Steve The Spud
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    12 days, 19 hours ago

    People planning out chip strategies and making shortlists already lol, classic

    1. Inazuma X1
      • 4 Years
      12 days, 18 hours ago

      What up Spud in the mud

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        12 days, 17 hours ago

        Not a lot mate, you good?

    2. DelPiero10
        12 days, 18 hours ago

        😆

    3. Little Red Lacazette
      • 5 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      For once, Mitrovic will have less than 10% ownership in gw1.

      1. St Pauli Walnuts
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        11 days, 15 hours ago

        I was pretty set on them but those fixtures! Was also considering punt on Johnson, but those fixtures! .... finding bargains got a little harder.

    4. Champ
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      When are FPL teams / prices out roughly is there any news on that would anyone know?

      1. mynameisq
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 19 hours ago

        No one knows exactly but I wouldn't be surprised if they start teasing and dropping prices from as early as tomorrow

      2. bitm2007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        12 days, 19 hours ago

        Game opened 23rd of June last season, and 27th the season before Covid, so could be earlier than that given the fact that the PL kicks-off a week earlier this season, but FPL website not being down for close season maintenance yet makes me think it's going to be later this season.

      3. Champ
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        12 days, 19 hours ago

        Cheers guys

      4. Little Red Lacazette
        • 5 Years
        12 days, 19 hours ago

        Think 1st price leak will be tomorrow. I think game opens 1 week from today.

        1. FPL Insanity
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          12 days, 18 hours ago

          Anyone know what time in the day the game goes live? Getting excited already, sad I know!

          1. RedRo
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            12 days, 18 hours ago

            Roughly 4am I think. Worth setting an alarm

            1. FPL Insanity
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              12 days, 17 hours ago

              Thanks Redro

      5. boozybaz
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        12 days, 11 hours ago

        End of the month probably no later the week after it starts on the 5th August.

    5. adstomko
      • 6 Years
      12 days, 19 hours ago

      Bench Boost GW1 seems plausible now imo.
      We're not going to get any postponements unless it's due to cup match clashes.
      Tempted to have 15 regulars from the off.

      1. No Professionals
        • 4 Years
        12 days, 18 hours ago

        difficult this year.

        we're going to need some budget enablers based on all of the premiums, and it can be hard to know who they are from the off.

    6. Mr. O'Connell hates DG…
      • 10 Years
      12 days, 18 hours ago

      Difficult to say until you see the prices. Tsimikas was a big help last year for the BB.

      I still think it's best when used at an opportune moment rather than planning around the DGWs anyway. I say that with no evidence whatsoever of course.

    7. boozybaz
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      12 days, 11 hours ago

      My main interest is what they are going to do for the world cup.Only a week after it ends the FPL starts again so many players will be tired or injured.
      We will need a third wildcard surley.

      1. SonnyPikey
          11 days, 13 mins ago

          Lol they won't do that. Plan your team properly.

      2. Society
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        7 days, 18 hours ago

        Hard to take away much from the fixtures without prices or transfers.

        1. Society
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          7 days, 18 hours ago

          5 subs this year. One transfer could change an early draft from a player being 4 ptns per match, to 1 pnt per match.