Title Winners to Visit for Season Opener
The fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season are out and West Ham United are set to welcome Champions Manchester City on the opening weekend. The game has already been selected for live television coverage by Sky Sports and will be played on Sunday, August 7 with kick-off at 4:30pm.
The following weekend sees David Moyes’ side travel to newly-promoted Nottingham Forest in a month which also includes a home game against Brighton and Hove Albion and a trip to Aston Villa before a great end to the opening month with a night under the lights in Stratford against Tottenham Hotspur.
The highlight of September’s run of games sees the Hammers head to Stamford Bridge for a second consecutive London derby as they take on Chelsea, with a home meeting with Newcastle United before a trip to face Everton before the first international break of the season.
October is a busy month, starting with a home double-header against Wolverhampton Wanderers and newly-promoted Fulham before two away games at Southampton and Liverpool. They then face the last of the newly-promoted clubs, as AFC Bournemouth make the trip to the East End, before a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, who are now under the stewardship of Erik ten Hag.
There are then two shortened months due to the winter World Cup being held in Qatar, meaning there are only two games in both November and December. The home fans will be doubly treated as both Crystal Palace and Leicester City visit Stratford before the mid-season break and when domestic action returns on Boxing Day with a trip to Arsenal before the Irons see out 2022 with Brentford arriving in East London.
The Hammers are on the road twice to start the New Year with an encounter against Leeds United on 2 January, just two days after they have tackled the Bees. Attention then turns to the third round of the FA Cup, before Everton are the only club to visit East London in that month with the game currently scheduled for Saturday 21.
The standout fixtures in February are the reverse of derbies against both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur with Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United also set to face the East Londoners.
If they haven’t at last had a Premier League win in the fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion in August, then they will have to try once again when they face Graham Potter’s men at The American Express Community Stadium in March. That month also includes the reverse fixtures against both Aston Villa and Manchester City.
April and May are both busy months with the penultimate month of the campaign kicking off at home to Southampton before Arsenal and Liverpool are due to visit. Fulham, AFC Bournemouth and Crystal Palace provide the other opponents.
The final set of encounters start with Manchester United’s arrival in East London before a trip to Brentford. Leeds United are the final visitors to Stratford before the season comes to a conclusion on Sunday 28 May with the Hammers travelling to Leicester City.
Full fixture details can be found on the club’s official website.
In other news, David Moyes will be joined on the touchline by former Brentford, Glasgow Rangers and Queens Park Rangers boss Mark Warburton for the coming campaign, as he was confirmed as first-team coach, replacing Stuart Pearce who left last month.
Details of any transfer deals both in and out of East London will be available on this site as soon as they are announced.