Watford: Full Fixtures and Key Dates - Premier League 2021-22
After just one season down in the Championship, Watford are back in the Premier League and will make their return at home to Aston Villa on August 14.
The Hornets bounced back to the top-flight at the first attempt as they clinched automatic promotion under coach Xisco Munoz.
A trip to Brighton follows the opening game before Tottenham and Wolves visit Vicarage Road. The reverse games are festive with Watford away to Wolves on Boxing Day and seeing in the New Year in north London at Spurs.
Munoz will hope that safety can be secured early on with games against Manchester City, Leicester City and Chelsea making up three of their final five fixtures, with their season ending at Stamford Bridge on May 22.
Watford enjoyed five successive seasons in the Premier League before they were relegated at the end of the 2019-20 season and they are out to establish themselves once again and avoid a relegation scrap.
They will be captained by their inspiration leader Troy Deeney, who will be 33 by the time the season starts but is out to show he can still cause Premier League defenders problems.
Key Dates for Watford Premier League 2021-22 Fixtures
*Watford will mark their return to the Premier League with a home fixture against Aston Villa on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 campaign.
*The Hornets were the runners-up in the Championship in the 2020-21 season to earn promotion to the top flight, where they will be hoping to avoid relegation and an immediate return to the second tier.
*Xisco Munoz's side will have a number of London derbies to look forward to in the new campaign, starting with an away clash against Tottenham on August 28.
*A difficult run of fixtures in November, meanwhile, sees Watford take on the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Leicester and Chelsea in consecutive matches.
*The Hornets then take on Premier League champions Manchester City on December 4.
*Watford conclude their season with an away fixture at Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea on May 22, by which point their supporters will undoubtedly be hoping they'll be safe of the relegation places.
Watford Premier League fixtures 2021-22
|14/08/2021||15:00||Watford v Aston Villa|
|21/08/2021||15:00||Brighton v Watford|
|28/08/2021||15:00||Tottenham Hotspur v Watford|
|11/09/2021||15:00||Watford v Wolverhampton|
|18/09/2021||15:00||Norwich City v Watford|
|25/09/2021||15:00||Watford v Newcastle United|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Leeds United v Watford|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Watford v Liverpool|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Everton v Watford|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Watford v Southampton|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Arsenal v Watford|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Watford v Manchester United|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Watford|
|30/11/2021||19:45||Watford v Chelsea|
|04/12/2021||15:00||Watford v Manchester City|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Brentford v Watford|
|14/12/2021||19:45||Burnley v Watford|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Watford v Crystal Palace|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Wolverhampton v Watford|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Watford v West Ham United|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Watford v Tottenham Hotspur|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Newcastle United v Watford|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Watford v Norwich City|
|08/02/2022||19:45||West Ham United v Watford|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Watford v Brighton|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Aston Villa v Watford|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Manchester United v Watford|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Watford v Arsenal|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Southampton v Watford|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Watford v Everton|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Liverpool v Watford|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Watford v Leeds United|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Watford v Brentford|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Manchester City v Watford|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Watford v Burnley|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Crystal Palace v Watford|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Watford v Leicester City|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Chelsea v Watford|
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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