Southampton: Full Fixtures and Key Dates - Premier League 2021-22
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Ranking 11th last season, Southampton men had only mustered up two wins from their first nine Premier League matches before the Foxes visit at the end of October. Brendan Rodgers' men were in fine form at the time and Ryan Bertrand's early red card didn't help matters - but there was no excuse for a collapse of this nature.

Such a dramatic capitulation, especially in the form they were in, would be reason enough for most owners to call time on the manager's reign. But the south coast club's hierarchy stuck with the 'Austrian Klopp' and deserve credit for doing so.

That result left Southampton in the bottom three and staring at a relegation battle but a remarkable turnaround in form led to 13 wins from their final 28 matches, and a comfortable mid-table finish.

The Saints only ended up two points behind the much-admired Sheffield United and four behind FA Cup finalists Arsenal.

Key Dates of Southampton Premier League fixtures 2021-22

Southampton kick off their 2021-22 Premier League season with an away fixture against Everton before a tough test against Manchester United in gameweek two.

A tricky run of fixtures towards the end of January and at the beginning of February, meanwhile, sees Ralph Hasenhuttl's side face Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United in consecutive matches.

Indeed, Southampton were beaten 9-0 by United at Old Trafford back in February 2021 and will be hoping to put on a much better show against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men a year later. The two matches against Brighton, meanwhile, will take place on December 4, at St Mary's Stadium, and April 23, at the Amex.

The Saints' penultimate game of the Premier League season is a tricky home fixture against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool, although they did manage to beat the Merseysiders 1-0 in the same fixture in the 2020-21 season.

Southampton end their campaign away at Leicester City on May 22 and they'll undoubtedly be looking for an improvement on their 15th-placed finish from last season.

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

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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