Aston Villa’s 2022–23 Premier League fixtures have been released, and they begin the new season with a trip to newly promoted Bournemouth.
Aston Villa will travel to newly promoted Bournemouth on the opening day of the new Premier League season, after the fixtures for the forthcoming 2022–23 campaign were revealed on Thursday morning. Villa kick-off their new term, the first full season of the Steven Gerrard era, on Saturday August 6 (subject to TV selections).
They emerged successful in what was an otherwise dreadful campaign in 2015-16 from the Vitality Stadium, on that occasion claiming an opening day 1-0 win against the Cherries thanks to Rudy Gestede’s late header. On that occasion, Bournemouth were also a newly promoted team.
Villa’s first match in front of their own supporters will be a week later when they entertain Everton – for the first time at managerial level, Gerrard and his old England teammate Frank Lampard will draw swords on the touchline. Across the remainder of August, it’s a trio of London clubs who await; sandwiching a visit from West Ham are trips to Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
October is a hefty month for fixtures, prior to the league pausing and players from across the division disappearing off to Qatar to represent their respective countries at the World Cup. There are six games to be played, including historical heavyweight bouts with Leeds United and Nottingham Forest.
Because of the World Cup, there are just four games between the beginning of November and New Year’s Eve because of the World Cup, which involves a rather daunting December double header against Liverpool and Tottenham. Villa then host Wolves at Villa Park for the first West Midlands bout of the season on the 2nd of January.
April is another six-fixture month which culminates with a trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United, a ground on which they were successful after a lengthy barren run last season. The season concludes in May, including a trip to Molineux for the reverse fixture with Wolves and a repeat of that tricky Christmas schedule – Liverpool and Spurs.
The season ends on the 28th of May, at Villa Park, as the Lions welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to B6 for the curtain faller. The list of all 38 fixtures, their dates and times (subject to change once the TV companies confirm their weekly picks for coverage) are all in full below.
6 – 3pm – Bournemouth (a)
13 – 3pm – Everton (h)
20 – 3pm – Crystal Palace (a)
27 – 3pm – West Ham United (h)
30 – 7:45pm – Arsenal (a)
3 – 3pm – Manchester City (h)
10 – 3pm – Leicester City (a)
17 – 3pm – Southampton (h)
1 – 3pm – Leeds United (a)
8 – 3pm – Nottingham Forest (a)
15 – 3pm – Chelsea (h)
18 – 7:45pm – Fulham (a)
22 – 3pm – Brentford (h)
29 – 3pm – Newcastle United (a)
5 – 3pm – Manchester United (h)
12 – 3pm – Brighton (a)
26 – 3pm – Liverpool (h)
31 – 3pm – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
2 – 3pm – Wolves (h)
14 – 3pm – Leeds United (h)
21 – 3pm – Southampton (a)
4 – 3pm – Leicester City (h)
11 – 3pm – Manchester City (a)
18 – 3pm – Arsenal (h)
25 – 3pm – Everton (a)
4 – 3pm – Crystal Palace (h)
11 – 3pm – West Ham United (a)
18 – 3pm – Bournemouth (h)
1 – 3pm – Chelsea (a)
8 – 3pm – Nottingham Forest (h)
15 – 3pm – Newcastle United (h)
22 – 3pm – Brentford (a)
25 – 8pm – Fulham (h)
29 – 3pm – Manchester United (a)
6 – 3pm – Wolves (a)
13 – 3pm – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
20 – 3pm – Liverpool (a)
28 – 4pm – Brighton (h)