With a little less than two months to wait, the Premier League fixtures were revealed last week which is always an exciting time for fans.
So, what have Palace fans been looking at ever since? There are always the same of fixtures that fans look out for – opening day, final day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Brighton home and away.
Let’s have a more detailed look at how the chips have fallen for Palace going into the 2019/20 Premier League season.
The Eagles have been blessed with an opening weekend fixture at home with Everton travelling to South London on the 10th August. That is followed by two away trips to newly promoted Sheffield United and Manchester United before a return to Selhurst Park to take on Aston Villa who have celebrated a return to the Premier League via the play offs.
That is quite a mixed opening weekend of the season but there are points to be had. September kicks off with a tough trip to Spurs, before consecutive home games against Wolves and Norwich City. That is all three newly promoted sides faced in the opening seven games of the season.
Three games in October, West Ham and Arsenal away either side of Manchester City at Selhurst which is arguably the toughest month of the season.
Into November and we are back to four games starting with Leicester City at home before travelling to Chelsea and the Liverpool come to town. The month ends with a trip up to Burnley which will be the first game outside London since playing United in the third game of the season!
The final month of the year is ridiculously busy with six games scheduled. It all begins with Bournemouth at home, followed by a trip to Watford, before a return to Selhurst for a small matter of Brighton. Then there is the long trip north to Newcastle, before returning home to take on West Ham on Boxing Day ahead of a trip to Southampton to see out 2019.
We see in the New Year at Norwich before hosting Arsenal and travelling to Manchester City. The month ends by taking on Southampton at home.
February looks likely to be a big month, whatever end of the table Palace find themselves, with Sheffield United and Newcastle travelling to South London and away trip to Everton and Brighton.
March is a three-game month – Watford at home before hitting the road to take on Bournemouth and Liverpool.
If February is a month to focus on points wise, April may be similar with home games against Burnley and Chelsea and trips to Leicester and Villa.
The season plays out with United coming to town before a trip to Wolves and ending the season with Spurs at home – a final three games that will see many fans take a big gulp if points are needed.
Not much is new, every other Premier League team are to be faced twice, but that would be far less interesting to describe it in such a way. City are already favorites to win their third title, however, it is way too early to predict.
See you all in August when it all gets going again – it’s only been a month or so, but we’ve missed it!