English Premier League Reveals 2020/21 Start Date

The 2020-21 Premier League season will start on 12 September and end on 23 May organisers have announced.

The English Football League season will also kick off on the same date but the Championship, League One and League Two seasons will conclude on 8 and 9 May.

The play-off finals for the lower leagues will take place on the final weekend in May.

The new top-flight season is set to feature a number of Nigerian players with the recently promoted Semi Ajayi joining Odion Ighalo, Wilfred Ndidi, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.

The current top-flight season, the longest in history due to a three-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic, will end on Sunday.

The regular Championship season concluded on Wednesday, with the play-offs finishing on 4 August.

With several Premier League teams still competing on the continent, there is an acknowledgement that such teams may require an extended rest period and discussions are ongoing about such a possibility.

It remains possible they will be given a delayed start, given they could be playing well into August.

Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers resume their last-16 Europa League commitments on 5 August, with the final of the tournament scheduled to take place on 21 August.

Remaining Champions League last-16 ties resume from 7 August, with Manchester City and Chelsea still in the competition.
The final will take place on 23 August.