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Your City guide to the 2021/22 Premier League season

Your City guide to the 2021/22 Premier League season
All of the important dates and information you need ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League season.

Our march to a third domestic title in four years, accompanied by a number of incredible records, will go down in history as one of our most successful and memorable seasons.

However, Pep Guardiola’s men will already have our sights set on building on those achievements ahead of the new campaign.

Below you can find the essential information and key dates ahead of the big kick-off in August.


When are the fixtures released?

City’s fixture list for the new Premier League season will be revealed on Wednesday 16 June at 09:00 BST.

Rest assured that and our official app will provide you with all of the important information across the day.

When is the first game?

Our first match of the new season will take place on the weekend of Saturday 14 August, one week after we lock horns with Leicester City in the Community Shield.

City hold an imperious record on the opening day, not tasting defeat since 2008 and winning each of our last ten.

Interestingly, we’ve not kicked off a campaign at the Etihad Stadium since 2016, when Pep Guardiola’s first Premier League match at the helm ended in a 2-1 victory over Sunderland.

When does the season finish?

The season is set to conclude on Sunday 22 May 2022, when Pep Guardiola’s men will hopefully have secured a fourth Premier League triumph in the past five seasons.

The title has been secured on the final day eight times in Premier League history, with City clinching the trophy on each of the last three occasions (2012, 2014, 2019).

When does the transfer window open?

The summer transfer window opened on Wednesday 9 June and will close in 12 weeks’ time at 23:00 BST on Tuesday 31 August.

Outside of the transfer window, players can still be signed or leave clubs on loan, as free agents or on an emergency basis.

Confirmed International Breaks

Following the conclusion of this summer’s European Championships and Copa America, attentions turn towards the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Qualification for the tournament continues in the first week of September, with matches scheduled to take place across September, October and November 2021.

The first international fixtures are due to be played between Wednesday 1 September and Wednesday 8 September, before further breaks from 8-12 October and 11-16 November.


In Europe, the semi-finals of the Nations League between Italy and Spain and Belgium and France are set to kick-off on Wednesday 6 October and Thursday 7 October respectively, with the final taking place on Sunday 10 October.

The Africa Cup of Nations, curtailed by 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is taking place in Cameroon from 9 January until 6 February, meaning players representing any of the 24 qualified countries will be on international duty across the month.

In South America, a further round of World Cup qualifiers are scheduled for 27 January - 1 February and 24 March - 29 March.