Burnley: Full Fixtures and Key Dates - Premier League 2021-22
Burnley begin their 2021/22 Premier League campaign at Turf Moor, welcoming Brighton on August 14, before a tricky trip away to Liverpool.
Sean Dyche's side will be playing their sixth season in England's top flight and will play the Seagulls - who also flirted with relegation last season - on the opening weekend.
They will then travel to Anfield, where they will be hoping to replicate their 1-0 win from the 2020/21 season, which ended Liverpool's 68-game unbeaten Premier League run at home.
On Boxing Day, Burnley host Everton, before two away trips to Manchester United and Leeds United over the festive period.
It's another home game on the final day of the season too when Burnley welcome Newcastle to Turf Moor.
Key Dates for Burnley Premier League 2021-22 Fixtures
*Burnley kick off the 2021-22 Premier League season at home to Brighton, with that game at Turf Moor being played on August 14.
*It gets a little bit trickier in the following weeks for the Clarets, who face Liverpool in week two, Leeds United in week three, Everton in week four and Arsenal in matchday five.
*While the prospect of meeting the Reds and the Gunners so early in the season may not be ideal, fans will take heart from the fact that they managed to beat them both in 2020-21.
*Burnley play Manchester City at the Etihad on October 16 and their first meeting with Manchester United doesn't come until December 28 at Old Trafford.
The full schedule of Burnley’s 2021/22 Premier League fixtures:
|14/08/2021||15:00||Burnley v Brighton|
|21/08/2021||15:00||Liverpool v Burnley|
|28/08/2021||15:00||Burnley v Leeds United|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Everton v Burnley|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Burnley v Arsenal|
|25/09/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Burnley|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Burnley v Norwich City|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Manchester City v Burnley|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Southampton v Burnley|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Burnley v Brentford|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Burnley|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Burnley v Crystal Palace|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur|
|30/11/2021||19:45||Wolverhampton v Burnley|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Newcastle United v Burnley|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Burnley v West Ham United|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Burnley v Watford|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Burnley|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Burnley v Everton|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Manchester United v Burnley|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Leeds United v Burnley|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Burnley v Leicester City|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Arsenal v Burnley|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Burnley v Manchester United|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Burnley v Liverpool|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Brighton v Burnley|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Crystal Palace v Burnley|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Burnley v Chelsea|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Brentford v Burnley|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Burnley v Southampton|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Burnley v Manchester City|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Norwich City v Burnley|
|16/04/2022||15:00||West Ham United v Burnley|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Burnley v Wolverhampton|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Watford v Burnley|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Burnley v Aston Villa|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Burnley v Newcastle United|
What do I need to know?
Burnley will be hoping to get off to a much better start in 2021-22 than last season which saw them take just two points from their opening seven games.
It will be a challenge with a tough opening schedule although their opening game against Brighton at Turf Moor, gives them the opportunity to make a positive start.
Next up is an early trip to Anfield, a place which holds fond memories for Sean Dyche's side after Burnley ended Liverpool's 68 game unbeaten run at home last season, with a 1-0 win through Ashley Barnes' late penalty in January. Following that, Burnley take on four teams who finished in the top ten in 2020-21, Leeds (home), Everton (away), Arsenal (home), Leicester (away) before a key game at home to newly promoted Norwich (home) rounds off their first seven.
You can circle October 16 as the annual game to watch behind your sofa when Burnley travel to the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City and they also face a tough festive period taking on Everton (home), Manchester United (away) and Leeds (away).
Burnley will be hoping that survival is secure much earlier than with three games to go this season in what is a mixed run-in with Manchester City and Tottenham featuring in their last six games but also more favourable games against Norwich, Watford and Newcastle which could have a big say in the race for survival for either team.
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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