The fixtures for the 2009-2010 season have been released, and Sir Alex Ferguson should be happy. The fixture computer must have applied a “Fergie Filter” to reduce the wrath of Sir Alex Ferguson fuming about how the fixtures are in favour of other teams except his own. This season, they seem to have it about right.
Plus shock, horror — Tottenham Hotspur actually get to play their opening day fixture at home instead of on the road. The last time Spurs had an opening day fixture at White Hart Lane was five years ago in 2004 when they played Liverpool — who coincidentally are the same opponents for the Lilywhites on the opening day, August 15, 2009.
The key fixtures involving the Big Four for the 2009-2010 season can be found here.
The new season kicks off on Saturday, August 15 with a few intriguing matches. The most appealing are Spurs at home against Liverpool and Everton at home against Arsenal. Roberto Martinez’s first match as the new Wigan boss will be against Aston Villa at Villa Park. Blackburn face Manchester City at Ewood Park, while Chelsea are at home against Hull, and Manchester United are at home against Birmingham City.
For the complete Premier League fixtures of the 2009-2010 season, visit the Premier League website.