Aston Villa: Full Fixtures and Key Dates - Premier League 2021-22
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
|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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