Premier League 2021-22 season to kick off on August 14

The Premier League will revert to its usual starting slot after the ongoing season started late as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Ubaid Parkar
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The Premier League 2021-22 season will start on the weekend of August 14 and will end on May 22 next year, it was announced on Thursday.

After the ongoing season was condensed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has now reverted to its regular starting slot. The 2020-21 season started on September 12 last year and will conclude on May 23.

The preceding 2019-20 season was suspended on March 13, 2020, when the coronavirus broke out. The campaign eventually resumed on June 17.

At the moment, Manchester City lead the Premier League points table, comfortably ahead of Manchester United and Leicester City. Defending champions Liverpool are seventh.

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