The Premier League have confirmed that the 2019/20 season will start on August 10, while the summer transfer window will close two days earlier.

By 90Min
February 21, 2019

The Premier League have confirmed that the 2019/20 season will start on August 10, while the summer transfer window will close two days earlier.

There is still some time to go before clubs start to turn their attention to next season with over 10 games still to go, as well as teams participating in the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europe League.

But the Premier League have now officially confirmed next season's start date–the same start date which saw Manchester United secure a 2-1 win over Leicester City in this season's curtain-raiser.

The summer transfer window will close at 17:00 (BST) on August 8.

The fixtures for the new Premier League are still some time away from being released, but chief matchmaker Glenn Thompson recently offered an insight into what goes into creating the fixture lists every year, including some "golden rules" which they have to adhere to.

"The whole thing is built up putting in the international dates from FIFA, then the European club competitions, then the Football Association adds in the dates for its competitions and what you are left with are the dates when you can play league and League Cup matches," Thompson, had the role since 1992, told the Premier League.

"There are the 'golden rules' of sequencing. In any five matches there should be a split of three home fixtures, two away, or the other way around.

"Wherever possible a club will not have more than two home or away matches in a row, and will be home and away around FA Cup ties.

"Around the Christmas period, if you are at home on Boxing Day you will be away on New Year's Day, or the equivalent date. And we will also try to maintain a Saturday home-away sequence throughout the season wherever possible."

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