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Everton will host Southampton at Goodison Park on the opening day of the new Premier League season.

The Blues are without a manager since the shock departure of Carlo Ancelotti to Real Madrid following the end of the 2020/21 campaign, but the new boss will welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl's side in the curtain-raiser on August 14 before a trip to Leeds on August 21.

The first Merseyside derby of the season takes place at Goodison on November 30 - a midweek encounter under the lights of the famous stadium - while the reverse fixture occurs at Anfield on April 23.

Everton make the short trip to face Burnley on Boxing Day in a repeat of the 2018/19 season, and the Blues will be hoping for the same outcome as the thumping 5-1 success at Turf Moor on that occasion. Brighton visit Goodison on New Year's Day to welcome 2022.

The 2021/22 Premier League season finishes on May 22, with Everton travelling to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, where they ended their 25-year wait for an away win last term.

Key Dates for Everton Premier League 2021-22 Fixtures

*Everton will start the 2021-22 Premier League with a home game against Southampton on Saturday, August 14.

*The opening month of the season then brings away games against Leeds United and Brighton before September starts with a home game against Burnley.

*October begins with a trip to Manchester United before November is shaping up to be a difficult month with games against Tottenham, Manchester City and the first Merseyside derby of the season at home to Liverpool.

*December brings with it games against Arsenal and Chelsea before Christmas, while Boxing Day delivers a trip to Burnley.

*The year ends with a home game against Newcastle and 2022 will start with Brighton making the trek up to Goodison Park.

*The second Merseyside derby of the season at Anfield is towards the end of April, the week before a game against Chelsea.

*Everton’s final home game is against Premier League new boys Brentford and the season concludes with a trip to Arsenal on May 22.

READ MORE: Premier League 2021-22 FIXTURE & Matches SCHEDULE in Full for All 20 Teams

The full schedule of Everton’ 2021/22 Premier League fixtures

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

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.

Everton FC

Even for a club based in the "Cradle of Football", Everton's history is startling. In their 138 years of existence, they have spent only four years outside the top flight of English football. During this time, they have won nine League titles, five FA Cups and the 1985 Cup Winners' Cup. Since 1892, the club has been playing its home games at Goodison Park, the first major football stadium in England.

The Everton Football Club was originally brought about by St. Domingo Church Sunday School. After two years as St. Domingo’s FC the named was changed to Everton, after a district in Liverpool.

Everton FC quickly emerged as one of the top football clubs of their era. They were among the twelve founding members of the Football League, the first professional football competition in the world. Their first taste of silverware came in 1891, with the club winning its first League title in a dominating fashion. In 1893, they reach their first FA Cup final (a loss against Wolverhampton). It wasn't all roses for the club, however; Everton would finish as runners-up five times before claiming their second League title in 1915, with only a single FA Cup victory in between.

Everton returned to the football map with the acquisition of Dixie Dean from Tranmere Rovers in 1925. On the back of Dean's incredible 60 league goals – still the English top-flight record – Everton won their third League title in 1928. Dean remained a prolific striker in the years to come, leading Everton to another League title in 1932 and an FA Cup in 1933. He left Everton as their top goalscorer of all time, with 349 goals in 399 appearances.

The post-war period

After winning their fifth League title in 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War stopped Everton's era of dominance in its tracks. The post-war period was far less kind to the club, which initially struggled to rediscover their earlier form. Their fortunes changed with the appointment of Harry Catterick as manager in 1961; under his authoritative presence, Everton claimed another League title in 1963. In 1966, they came from 2-0 down to beat Sheffield Wednesday in a memorable FA Cup final. The club won their seventh League title in 1970, but the rest of the decade was a fairly disappointing affair, mostly due to their arch-rivals Liverpool dominating the domestic competitions.

Everton's final claim to fame came in the mid-80s, with Howard Kendall taking over managerial duties. After winning the 1984 FA Cup, the club one-upped it with their first Double the following year; after claiming a League title, they won a Cup Winners' Cup by defeating Rapid Wien 3-1 in the final. Under Kendall, the club would win their ninth (and as of yet, final) League title in 1987, with the Heysel tragedy preventing them from competing for European trophies.

The Premier League era

The club was far less fortunate in the Premier League era, with the 1995 FA Cup being their only trophy in the two decades that followed. After being regulars in the lower half of the league table for a while, they had a mini-resurgence under David Moyes, who led the club to a fourth-place league finish in 2005 and the FA Cup final in 2009.

During the years 2007-2014 Everton managed to place themselves at the top half of the league table every season.

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