Southampton Premier League 2021-22: Fixtures and Match Schedule in Full
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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.
|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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