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Dean Smith's side may have only finished 11th in the table last season, but produced some sublime football along the way to leave fans wanting more.

The 2019/20 season finished less than a month ago and Euro 2020 is in full swing but Aston Villa now knows their fixtures for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

Today, the Premier League released all 380 fixtures being played from the weekend of August 14.

That is just 34 days after the Euros final will be played at Wembley Sunday, July 11.

The new Premier League season will end on Sunday, May 22, with all 10 games kicking off at the same time.

Villa are looking to build on an 11th-placed finish last season and plan to strengthen Dean Smith’s squad in the summer transfer window.

Key Dates for Aston Villa Premier League 2021-22 Fixtures

*Aston Villa will fancy themselves to start the 2021-22 season with a bang, as two of their opening three fixtures pit them against newly-promoted sides.

*In between facing Watford and Brentford, the Villans also take on Newcastle, who struggled throughout the previous campaign.

*One of the most tricky-looking periods comes towards the end of the year when Dean Smith's side must navigate clashes against Man City, Leicester then Liverpool.

*The season run-in, often crucial for sides outside of the 'top six', includes ostensibly favorable match-ups against Norwich, Burnley and Crystal Palace.

*Their September then gets considerably more tricky, with Chelsea away on September 11, Everton at home on September 18, and a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on September 25.

*Villa then see the visit of promoted side Brentford, making their first appearance in the Premier League, on Saturday, August 28, before the September international break.

*A trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea on Saturday, September 11 and a home encounter against Everton on Saturday, September 18 completes the club’s opening five fixtures.

*The first derby meeting against midlands neighbors Wolves comes on home soil on October 16, with the return fixture at Molineux later in the season on April 2.

*Villa’s festive period sees a home clash against Burnley on December 18 before entertaining Chelsea at Villa Park on Boxing Day.

*It is followed by back-to-back away trips to Leeds United on December 28 and then the club’s first-ever visit to BrentfordCommunity Stadium to face the Bees on New Year’s Day.

*The Villans’ final five matches of the campaign see them travel to Leicester City (April 23), host Norwich City (April 30) and face Burnley at Turf Moor (May 7).

*The club are then at home for the final time in 2021/22 against Crystal Palace (May 15) before a tough trip to reigning champions Manchester City on the final day (Sunday, May 22).

*Villa's Boxing Day fixture is against Chelsea at Villa Park, with their New Year's Day fixture at Brentford, while their final game of the 2021/22 season is at current champions Manchester City on May 22.

The full schedule of Aston Villa’ 2021/22 Premier League fixtures

Date Time Match
14/08/2021 15:00 Watford v Aston Villa
21/08/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Newcastle United
28/08/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Brentford
11/09/2021 15:00 Chelsea v Aston Villa
18/09/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Everton
25/09/2021 15:00 Manchester United v Aston Villa
02/10/2021 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
16/10/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Wolverhampton
23/10/2021 15:00 Arsenal v Aston Villa
30/10/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v West Ham United
06/11/2021 15:00 Southampton v Aston Villa
20/11/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Brighton
27/11/2021 15:00 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa
30/11/2021 19:45 Aston Villa v Manchester City
04/12/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Leicester City
11/12/2021 15:00 Liverpool v Aston Villa
14/12/2021 19:45 Norwich City v Aston Villa
18/12/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Burnley
26/12/2021 15:00 Aston Villa v Chelsea
28/12/2021 15:00 Leeds United v Aston Villa
01/01/2022 15:00 Brentford v Aston Villa
15/01/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Manchester United
22/01/2022 15:00 Everton v Aston Villa
08/02/2022 19:45 Aston Villa v Leeds United
12/02/2022 15:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa
19/02/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Watford
26/02/2022 15:00 Brighton v Aston Villa
05/03/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Southampton
12/03/2022 15:00 West Ham United v Aston Villa
19/03/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Arsenal
02/04/2022 15:00 Wolverhampton v Aston Villa
09/04/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur
16/04/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Liverpool
23/04/2022 15:00 Leicester City v Aston Villa
30/04/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Norwich City
07/05/2022 15:00 Burnley v Aston Villa
15/05/2022 15:00 Aston Villa v Crystal Palace
22/05/2022 16:00 Manchester City v Aston Villa

Key dates for the 2021/22 season

The 2021/22 Premier League will start on Saturday, August 14 - 34 days after the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

The season will end on May 22, 2022, with all 10 games kicking off at the same time.

The 2021/22 EFL season will kick off on Saturday, August 7.

Next season's League One campaign will finish on the weekend of April 30 2022, with League Two and the Championship on one of May 7 and May 8 respectively.

The League One play-off final will then be held on Saturday, May 21, the League Two play-off final on Saturday May 28, and the Championship play-off final on Sunday May 29.

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