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Clarets Start Out At Southampton

Watford first home game and Boxing Day at Turf Moor against Everton

14 June 2018

The Clarets will kick off their 2018/19 Premier League campaign with a trip to Southampton.

The launch of the new fixtures handed Burnley an opening-day trip to St Mary’s Stadium, where a late header from Southampton-born Sam Vokes gave Sean Dyche’s side a 1-0 win last season.

The opening game against Mark Hughes’ south-coast outfit is scheduled for Saturday, 11 August, although it will be re-scheduled – probably to the following day – should Burnley make it into the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Clarets’ first home Premier League game is against Watford and then following a trip to newly promoted Fulham, Dyche’s men will go into the first international break in September on the back of a visit from Manchester United.

Trips to the promoted pair of Wolves and Cardiff City follow before the end of September, while the Clarets face Manchester City and Chelsea – the last two league champions ­– in successive fixtures in October.

Burnley go to Craven Cottage for the first time since March, 2016 in their second away game

Fans will be facing back-to-back trips to London to face Tottenham and Arsenal in the run-up to Christmas but then face a more local festive programme with a home game on Boxing Day against North-West neighbours Everton.

West Ham are then in town for the final home game of 2018 before a short trip to face Roses rivals Huddersfield Town at the John Smith’s Stadium on New Year’s Day.

The Clarets’ scheduled mid-week league fixtures are high profile ones with a home game against Liverpool on Tuesday, 4 December, a trip to Manchester United on Tuesday, 29 January and another evening kick-off at Newcastle United at the end of February.

Dyche’s side then end the campaign with a run-in of four games against Chelsea, Manchester City, Everton and Arsenal – finishing against the Gunners at Turf Moor on Sunday, 12 May.

The Clarets will again go to St James' Park in mid-week

Fixtures are subject to change depending on television commitments, with the first batch of games to be chosen for live screening due to be announced early next month, and potential progress in the Europa League.

Should the Clarets make it through to the play-off round at the end of August, none of their opening four Premier League games will be played on a Saturday.

And qualification to the group stages of the Europa League would then have a knock-on effect for six weekend games from mid-September to mid-December.

Burnley return to European competition for the first time in 51 years when they start their season on Thursday, 26 July with a Europa League second qualifying round first leg tie.

And qualifying for Europe thanks to last season’s seventh-place finish in the Premier League – the Clarets’ highest league placing since 1974 – means they will start their Carabao Cup campaign in round three.

Burnley's Premier League fixtures 2018/19

Sat Aug 11 Southampton A

Wed Aug 15 Carabao Cup One

Sat Aug 18 Watford H

Sat Aug 25 Fulham A

Wed Aug 29 Carabao Cup Two

Sat Sep 1 Manchester United H

Sat Sep 8 UEFA Nations League

Sat Sep 15 Wolverhampton Wanderers A

Sat Sep 22 A.F.C. Bournemouth H

Wed Sep 26 Carabao Cup Three

Sat Sep 29 Cardiff City A

Sat Oct 6 Huddersfield Town H

Sat Oct 13 UEFA Nations League

Sat Oct 20 Manchester City A

Sat Oct 27 Chelsea H

Wed Oct 31 Carabao Cup Four

Sat Nov 3 West Ham United A

Sat Nov 10 Leicester City A Emirates FA Cup 1

Sat Nov 17 UEFA Nations League

Sat Nov 24 Newcastle United H

Sat Dec 1 Crystal Palace A Emirates FA Cup 2

Tue Dec 4 Liverpool H

Sat Dec 8 Brighton and Hove Albion H

Sat Dec 15 Tottenham Hotspur A

Wed Dec 19 Carabao Cup Five

Sat Dec 22 Arsenal A

Wed Dec 26 Everton H

Sat Dec 29 West Ham United H

Tue Jan 1 Huddersfield Town A

Sat Jan 5 Emirates FA Cup 3

Wed Jan 9 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (1)

Sat Jan 12 Fulham H

Sat Jan 19 Watford A

Wed Jan 23 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (2)

Sat Jan 26 Emirates FA Cup 4

Tue Jan 29 Manchester United A

Sat Feb 2 Southampton H

Sat Feb 9 Brighton and Hove Albion A

Sat Feb 16 Emirates FA Cup 5

Sat Feb 23 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sun Feb 24 Carabao Cup Final

Wed Feb 27 Newcastle United A

Sat Mar 2 Crystal Palace H

Sat Mar 9 Liverpool A

Sat Mar 16 Leicester City H Emirates FA Cup 6

Sat Mar 23 Euro 2020 Qualifiers

Sat Mar 30 Wolverhampton Wanderers H

Sat Apr 6 A.F.C. Bournemouth A Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final

Sat Apr 13 Cardiff City H

Sat Apr 20 Chelsea A

Sat Apr 27 Manchester City H

Sat May 4 Everton A

Sun May 12 Arsenal H

Sat May 18 Emirates FA Cup Final

Fixtures are subject to change.


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