Burnley given chance to end run without a home win on opening day of Premier League season

Burnley will open the new Premier League season in front of their own fans at Turf Moor, looking to end a run of 11 home games without a win in all competitions.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 9:00 am

Brighton will be the visitors on Saturday, August 14th, with the Clarets at home on opening day for the seventh time in a decade - albeit last season’s opener against Manchester United was postponed due to United’s involvement in the latter stages of the Europa League in 2019/20.

Burnley are without a win at Turf Moor since coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in late January.

Burnley are then at Anfield to face Liverpool the following Saturday - where they won in January for the first since since 1974, ending the Reds’ 68-game unbeaten run at home.

Sean Dyche’s side see out August on Saturday the 28th at home to Leeds United, 4-0 winners in Burnley’s penultimate home game of last season.

There follows the first international date of the season, before a return to action at Everton, where Burnley also won in March, on Saturday, September 11th.

Other notable dates include a Boxing Day home clash with the Toffees, followed, two days later, by a trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

And New Year’s Day hangovers will be tested by a trip to Elland Road and Leeds.

Late February sees Burnley fans make trips to Brighton (19th) and Crystal Palace (26th) on successive weekends.

A first visit to promoted Brentford’s new Brentford Community Stadium is on Saturday, March 12th.

And Burnley’s run in sees them host Aston Villa on Saturday, May 7th, before a trip to Spurs on Sunday, May 15th, and the final game of the season at home to Newcastle on Sunday, May 22nd.

FIXTURES

AUGUST

14 - BRIGHTON H

21 - Liverpool A

28 - LEEDS H

SEPTEMBER

11 - Everton A

18 - ARSENAL H

25 - Leicester City A

OCTOBER

2 NORWICH CITY H

16 Manchester City A

23 - Southampton A

30 - BRENTFORD H

NOVEMBER

6 - Chelsea A

20 - CRYSTAL PALACE H

27 - TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR H

30 - Wolves A

DECEMBER

4 - Newcastle United A

11 - WEST HAM H

14 - WATFORD H

18 - Aston Villa A

26 - EVERTON H

28 - Manchester United A

JANUARY

1 - Leeds United A

15 - LEICESTER CITY H

22 - Arsenal A

FEBRUARY

8 - MANCHESTER UNITED H

12 - LIVERPOOL H

19 - Brighton A

26 - Crystal Palace A

MARCH

5 - CHELSEA H

12 - Brentford A

19 - SOUTHAMPTON H

APRIL

2 - MANCHESTER CITY H

9 - Norwich City A

16 - West Ham A

23 - WOLVES H

30 - Watford A

MAY

7 - ASTON VILLA H

15 - Tottenham Hotspur A

22 - NEWCASTLE UNITED H