Every year in the Premier League, there are the key fixtures which have a much greater influence on where the league title will eventually end up.

It is usually the team that comes out on top in this mini-league of games that will eventually take top spot, although that is not always the case (as Tottenham found out last season).

With the league now underway in what is going to be a very unusual and unique season, with the mid-season break for the World Cup coming up from the middle of November until the Christmas period, which are the fixtures that will likely have a key role in deciding the destination of the Premier League title and when will they take place?

In this article, we will show you when all these games are scheduled, but remember, the dates and kick off times could be altered by broadcasters if the game is selected to be shown live (and the majority of the games listed here likely will be).

We will also take a look some interesting Premier League bets with bet365 Sport involving these teams.

But before we do that, let’s identify which teams will be involved in these key games.

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Which Teams Will Be Involved In The Key Games In The Premier League 2022/23?

Of course, the key games will be those involving teams battling for the title, or possibly the Champions League (top four) spots in the table.

I think it is safe to assume that Manchester City and Liverpool will be in that group and the progress Spurs made under Antonio Conte means they should be considered, as should Chelsea, now that their ownership issues have been sorted.

I think you could also add Arsenal and perhaps Manchester United to that group, while I would also expect Newcastle United and maybe even West Ham to be there or thereabouts if they have solid seasons.

I’m not going to include Newcastle and West Ham in this list just yet, there are a few unanswered questions about both those teams, but I think the other six teams, the traditional ‘big six’ are the fixtures I think will determine the destination of the league title.

How Did The Big Six Do Against Each Other Last Season

Manchester City won the Premier League title by one point last season from Liverpool and when you take a look at how they did against the big six compared to the Reds, you can see how important performances in these games are:

Each team plays 10 games against their other “Big Six” opponents over the course of the season and this is how all those games turned out in the form of a mini league table for those games alone.

Big Six – Mini League Table 2021/22 Season

The format shown is team name – points against big six (goals scored – goals conceded)

  1. Manchester City – 20pts (22-9)
  2. Liverpool – 18pts (25-10)
  3. Chelsea – 12pts (14-11)
  4. Tottenham – 11pts (13-19)
  5. Man Utd – 11pts (13-23)
  6. Arsenal – 9pts (13-25)

It is abundantly clear here that City’s better record against the big six was one of the main reasons they won the league title. They may have lost 2 games against big six teams (both against Spurs), and Liverpool were not beaten by a big six team, but Liverpool’s four wins and six draws meant that they secured two points fewer than City.

In fact the Reds did not beat any of Manchester City, Chelsea or Tottenham home or away last season, going to show how vital wins in these big games are.

This is why fans, punters and TV companies are always very keen to find out when the matches between the Big Six take place each season.

So with that in mind, let’s give you the run down of all the games between the big six scheduled for 2022/23 – but remember games can be moved for TV purposes and such like.


Premier League Big Six Fixtures – 2022/23 Season

We don’t have to wait too long for the first Big Six fixture of the season with one scheduled to take place this weekend.

  • Chelsea v Tottenham – Saturday 13th August
  • Manchester United v Liverpool – Saturday 20th August
  • Manchester United v Arsenal – Saturday 3rd September
  • Manchester City v Tottenham – Saturday 10th September
  • Chelsea v Liverpool – Saturday 17th September
  • Manchester City v Manchester United – Saturday 1st October
  • Arsenal v Liverpool – Saturday 8th October
  • Liverpool v Manchester City – Saturday 15th October
  • Arsenal v Manchester City – Tuesday 18th October
  • Manchester United v Tottenham – Wednesday 19th October
  • Chelsea v Manchester United – Saturday 22nd October
  • Chelsea v Arsenal, Tottenham v Liverpool – Saturday 5th November
  • Chelsea v Manchester City – Monday 2nd January
  • Manchester United v Manchester City, Tottenham v Arsenal – Saturday 14th January
  • Arsenal v Manchester United, Liverpool v Chelsea – Saturday 21st January
  • Tottenham v Manchester City – Saturday 4th February
  • Tottenham v Chelsea – Saturday 25th February
  • Liverpool v Manchester United – Saturday 4th March
  • Manchester City v Liverpool – Saturday 1st April
  • Liverpool v Arsenal – Saturday 8th April
  • Manchester United v Chelsea – Saturday 22nd April
  • Tottenham v Manchester United – Tuesday 25th April
  • Manchester City v Arsenal – Wednesday 26th April
  • Arsenal v Chelsea, Liverpool v Tottenham – Saturday 29th April
  • Manchester City v Chelsea – Saturday 20th May

Liverpool also have a big game against Everton in the Merseyside. They face Everton at Goodison on the 3rd September and the return leg at Anfield is on Saturday February 11th.

With Manchester City and Liverpool being the title favourites, the games between the two on the 15th October and 1st April will be huge games, although they, along with many other games on this list, could well be moved in the schedule for TV Coverage (most likely to Sunday).

At the time of writing Manchester City remain the hot favourites to win the Premier League title for the fourth time in five years, the signing of Braut Inge Haaland being a key reason for why City are ranked so favourably with the bookmakers.

Liverpool are the clear second-favourites, which isn’t surprising given that in three of the past four years, these two teams have finished well clear of the rest.

Chelsea and Spurs are rated the next best options with Man Utd and Arsenal the outsiders of the top six, but with Newcastle, West Ham, Wolves, Leicester and Aston Villa likely to be improved on last season, we may well see the Premier League get a little closer this season.

The smart money is still on Manchester City after just one week, and it will likely change a real change of fortunes for City to change that any time soon.