Manchester City to Start Premier League Title Defense Against Burnley
The wait is finally over! The most prestigious football league in the world, the English Premier League (EPL), is set to kick off on Friday, 11 August with defending champions Manchester City starting their campaign against promoted side Burnley at Turf Moor.
Burnley vs Manchester City: A Battle of Former Captain and Current Dominator
What makes this match even more interesting is that it will be a battle between two former colleagues – Burnley manager Vincent Kompany, who spent 11 years at Man City winning four league titles as captain, will face his old club. It’s an exciting prospect for fans of both teams.
On one hand, we have a team that has won five out of the last six EPL titles under the guidance of Pep Guardiola. On another hand, we have a newly-promoted team looking to make its mark in their first season back in top-flight football after being relegated three years ago.
Newly-Promoted Clubs Ready to Make Their Mark
Luton Town and Sheffield United are two other newly-promoted sides looking forward to making their presence felt this season. Luton Town will start their campaign away from home against Brighton & Hove Albion while Sheffield United host Crystal Palace at Bramall Lane.
It’s not just about the newcomers though – there are plenty of exciting fixtures lined up for established clubs too with Chelsea taking on Liverpool at Stamford Bridge while Tottenham Hotspur travel across London to face Brentford.
Closing Thoughts: Is This Another Record-Breaking Season For Manchester City?
The Citizens ended last season by becoming only the second team in history to complete a domestic treble. They are now aiming to become the first English club to win four consecutive EPL titles.
Will they be able to achieve this feat? It remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – the upcoming season promises plenty of drama and excitement as teams battle it out for football’s biggest prize!