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Premier League festive schedule: Confirmed matches for 2022/23

Jude Summerfield
The festive period is usually hectic
The festive period is usually hectic / Naomi Baker/GettyImages
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The fixtures for the 2022/23 Premier League season have been confirmed as we draw ever closer to a new campaign.

Managers usually glance at the December and January months with a grimace, but things will be different this year due to the World Cup taking place in the winter.

Here are all the games scheduled to take place around Christmas time and how Qatar 2022 will affect the Premier League.


Premier League games December 2022

Gameweek 17

  • 26/12/2022 - Arsenal v West Ham United
  • 26/12/2022 - Aston Villa v Liverpool
  • 26/12/2022 - Brentford v Tottenham Hotspur
  • 26/12/2022 - Chelsea v A.F.C. Bournemouth
  • 26/12/2022 - Crystal Palace v Fulham
  • 26/12/2022 - Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 26/12/2022 - Leeds United v Manchester City
  • 26/12/2022 - Leicester City v Newcastle United
  • 26/12/2022 - Manchester United v Nottingham Forest
  • 26/12/2022 - Southampton v Brighton

Gameweek 18

  • 31/12/2022 - A.F.C. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
  • 31/12/2022 - Brighton v Arsenal
  • 31/12/2022 - Fulham v Southampton
  • 31/12/2022 - Liverpool v Leicester City
  • 31/12/2022 - Manchester City v Everton
  • 31/12/2022 - Newcastle United v Leeds United
  • 31/12/2022 - Nottingham Forest v Chelsea
  • 31/12/2022 - Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
  • 31/12/2022 - West Ham United v Brentford
  • 31/12/2022 - Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United

Premier League games January 2023

Gameweek 19

  • 02/01/2023 - Arsenal v Newcastle United
  • 02/01/2023 - Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • 02/01/2023 - Brentford v Liverpool
  • 02/01/2023 - Chelsea v Manchester City
  • 02/01/2023 - Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur
  • 02/01/2023 - Everton v Brighton
  • 02/01/2023 - Leeds United v West Ham United
  • 02/01/2023 - Leicester City v Fulham
  • 02/01/2023 - Manchester United v A.F.C. Bournemouth
  • 02/01/2023 - Southampton v Nottingham Forest

Gameweek 20

  • 14/01/2023 - Aston Villa v Leeds United
  • 14/01/2023 - Brentford v A.F.C. Bournemouth
  • 14/01/2023 - Brighton v Liverpool
  • 14/01/2023 - Chelsea v Crystal Palace
  • 14/01/2023 - Everton v Southampton
  • 14/01/2023 - Manchester United v Manchester City
  • 14/01/2023 - Newcastle United v Fulham
  • 14/01/2023 - Nottingham Forest v Leicester City
  • 14/01/2023 - Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
  • 14/01/2023 - Wolverhampton Wanderers v West Ham United

The third round of the FA Cup will also take place on the weekend of 7 January, with 20 Premier League and 24 Championship sides joining the competition at that stage.


Premier League festive games on TV

Selections on games broadcasters wish to show will be announced later on during the season. Dates and kick-off times remain subject to change.

Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video have broadcast rights and will be showing games live over the festive period. The BBC also show highlights on Match of the Day.


How does the 2022 World Cup affect the Premier League?

As the World Cup in Qatar is being held in the winter months of November and December, the Premier League will take a six-week break to accommodate the competition.

That break will begin on 14 November and end on 26 December, eight days after the World Cup final.

To get all the games in, the Premier League is starting a week earlier and finishing a week later too.


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