The Premier League fixtures for the 2023/24 season have been unveiled, bringing excitement and anticipation among football enthusiasts. With all 380 matches now scheduled, fans can mark their calendars and prepare for the forthcoming campaign.
Unfortunately, the relegation of Southampton and Leicester City has resulted in a reduction of Nigeria’s representation in the Premier League. However, Everton’s Alex Iwobi, Brentford’s Frank Onyeka, and Nottingham Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi will continue to grace the English top flight in the upcoming term.
Nathan Tella, who played a pivotal role in securing Burnley’s promotion to the Premier League, could join the Super Eagles trio if his parent club, Southampton, allow him to join Burnley permanently. If the transfer were to materialise, Tella’s addition would significantly bolster Burnley’s squad as they kick off the season with a challenging encounter against reigning champions Manchester City.
Awoniyi, who dramatically shattered Arsenal’s title aspirations by netting the winner for Nottingham Forest in May, will aim to replicate his heroics when Forest travel to North London to face Arsenal in a lunchtime fixture on Saturday, August 12.
Newly-promoted Luton Town will count on the contributions of Elijah Adebayo, Fred Onyedinma, and Gabriel Osho when they face Brighton on the same matchday. The opening day clash for Everton will see Alex Iwobi’s side lock horns with Tosin Adarabioyo’s Fulham as the Toffees strive for an improved performance this season.
Additionally, Crystal Palace, featuring Ebere Eze and Michael Olise, who have opted for England and France respectively over representing Nigeria, will take on Sheffield United. Tottenham Hotspur’s acquisition of Destiny Udogie from Udinese presents an intriguing prospect, as the Super Eagles-eligible full-back could feature against Frank Onyeka’s Brentford in one of the Sunday fixtures on August 13. The other enticing encounter of the day will see Chelsea and Liverpool clash at Stamford Bridge.
Finally, matchday one will conclude with a thrilling encounter between Manchester United and Wolves at Old Trafford on Monday, August 14.
Football enthusiasts can now prepare for the upcoming season and look forward to seeing their favourite players in action. The Premier League fixtures promise to deliver an exciting and competitive campaign.