When does Premier League 2020-21 start? Key dates, teams, schedule and how to watch in Canada

The 2020-21 Premier League season is set to start just six weeks after the previous campaign ended.

The stop-start nature of the prior season means that the 2020-21 campaign will start later than usual. Reigning champion Liverpool will begin its title defence in September rather than the mid-August kick-off that is traditional in England's top flight.

Even with the later start, it'll still be a tight squeeze to fit the entire season in before next summer's European Championship. Additionally, four clubs advanced deep into the current Champions League and Europa League and will need some sort of break ahead of the new domestic campaign. 

Regardless of the obstacles, it's full steam ahead as one of the most popular leagues in the world is ready to go.

When does Premier League 2020-21 start?

  • Premier League start: Saturday, Sept. 12

The new season is set to kick off Saturday, Sept. 12.

As mentioned, four clubs — Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Wolverrhampton Wanderers — reached the quarterfinals (or later) of Europe's continental tournaments and may start later than the rest of the clubs.

When does Premier League 2020-21 finish?

As usual, the league's final matchday will happen on a Sunday with all clubs in action simultaneously. May 23 is the scheduled date for the season finale, which is 19 days before the scheduled kick-off of Euro 2020 (which was postponed to 2021).

What teams are in the Premier League 2020-21?

Fulham, Leeds and West Bromwich Albion won promotion to the Premier League for 2020-21, with Bournemouth, Norwich City and Watford having been relegated to the Championship. The full list:

  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Burnley
  • Chelsea
  • Crystal Palace
  • Everton
  • Fulham
  • Leeds United
  • Leicester City
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester City
  • Manchester United
  • Newcastle United
  • Sheffield United
  • Southampton
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • West Bromwich Albion
  • West Ham United
  • Wolverhampton

When is the full Premier League 2020-21 schedule released?

The full fixture list is expected to be announced by Aug. 21.

How to watch the Premier League in Canada

Premier League matches stream exclusively live and on-demand on DAZN

DAZN, the first global pure sport live and on-demand streaming service, has the streaming rights for the Premier League through 2022.

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com and also has apps available for many TV and streaming devices, including:

  • iPhone, iPad
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
  • Apple TV
  • Android TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • LG, Panasonic, Sony and Samsung smart TVs
  • Playstation 3, 4 and Pro
  • Xbox One, One S and One X

A subscription to DAZN is $20 CAD a month or $150 CAD a year.

Can I watch Premier League in Canada for free?

In Canada, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free trial period. You can learn how to sign up for a free trial here.

The free-trial period includes access to all of DAZN's live and on-demand programming.

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