By Thomas Reynolds
Last Updated: 17th June 2019
The Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been released – cue fans and pundits across the globe scouring the list for signs of encouragement or an impending nightmare campaign.
News.williamhill.com have traced and retraced Twitter to bring you one tweet to sum up the talking points around all 20 top-flight clubs’ treatment at the hands/motherboard of the FA’s infamous random fixture generator.
Your one tweet-per-club guide to the Premier League 2019/20 fixture list reaction
It’s fair to say Arsenal Twitter isn’t exactly awash with enthusiasm for what the new campaign may bring.
Considering we bottled finishing in the top 4 by failing to beat one of Everton, Palace, Wolves, Leicester, Brighton etc, I have no interest in the fixture list. It’s going to be a very tough season anyway.
— Not a football account (@1886_blog) June 13, 2019
Villans, on the other hand, don’t even mind getting a Champions League finalist first time up.
— Adam Curry (@RemedyX_Ltd) June 13, 2019
Twitter silence on the south coast, but fans of other clubs see the travelling Cherries as easy pickings.
The real winners in the fixture list is whoever gets Bournemouth away early doors
— Tom (@TomFahy93) June 13, 2019
Brighton and Hove Albion
April is the cruelest month said T.S Eliot, well known Seagull.
— Martin Thompson (@theonlymarmar) June 13, 2019
The Turf Moor contingent are railing against the commercial considerations of the modern game.
Mabey keep them the same this season rather than messing your supporters around having to take time off work at the last minute because a match has been moved
— Benjamin Raynor (@13enjam1nRaynor) June 13, 2019
Blues fans like the look of their 2019/20 deal.
— Aaradhya Kamle (@AaradhyaKamle) June 13, 2019
The fixtures appear to have condemned Hodgson’s men to a grind of a campaign.
We've got to have one of the roughest set of fixtures ive ever seen. Roughly no chances to build momentum. Never Burnley-Norwich-Southampton….always Burnley-Man City-Arsenal. https://t.co/ISeWHmRdqX
— Holmes Dale (@CPFC_Dude) June 13, 2019
Meanwhile, Toffees opt for the time-honoured trope of questioning the randomness of the almighty fixture generator.
Scheduling Gods: * puts Everton vs Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all in a row for the second season running but this time TWICE in our computer randomly generated fixture list* pic.twitter.com/9IgBJtz8Fe
— Vic ✨ (@victoriacarlin_) June 13, 2019
Someone trawl back through Scott’s tweets to this time in 2015 and see if he called it.
Sunday, May 17th, King Power Stadium
Leicester vs Man Utd…… Albrighton beats Smalling, Nutmegs Luke Shaw, plays the ball to Vardy, who rounds De Gea to put Leicester 2-0 up in the 88th minute for Leicester to secure their 2nd Premier League Title#LCFC #Fixtures
— Scott (@RobottoGamiing) June 13, 2019
Klopp’s side are going to have to go like the Klappers to fulfill Dominic Holder’s demands. They’re 5/2 in the Premier League outright betting.
Hmm might have to get it wrapped up by March, that run in is not looking too fun 🙂
— Dominic Holder (@DomHolder) June 13, 2019
Looks like City’s season comes down to two crunch sequences, amid the sea of inevitable Ws.
Two crunch periods in the Man City fixture list. They play Liverpool, Chelsea, United and Arsenal over a six-game spell in Nov-Dec and then over a five-game spell in Feb-Apr – the latter amidst possible league cup and FA Cup and before CL quarters
— Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) June 13, 2019
The Peach’s getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about United’s post-Europa League allocations.
The #MUFC fixtures that immediately follow their Europa League group stage matches appear to have fallen quite kindly: West Ham (a), Newcastle (a), Norwich (a), Brighton (h), Aston Villa (h), Everton (h)
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) June 13, 2019
The Magpies’ streak of top-six opening day assignments (barring a 2015 let-off) continued. When are they going to catch a break?
NUFC Game 1
2008 – Tottenham Hotspur
2010 – Manchester United
2011 – Arsenal
2012 – Tottenham Hotspur
2013 – Manchester City
2014 – Manchester City
2015 – Southampton
2017 – Tottenham Hotspur
2018 – Tottenham Hotspur
2019 – Arsenal
— Chris Holt (@bigchrisholt) June 13, 2019
We can forgive Michael getting overexcited enough to promote Liverpool to Premier League champions after the announcement of this Dortmund-flavoured opening day humdinger.
⚽️The @premierleague champions start by hosting the Chamoionship winners. Quite a welcome to the Premier League for Norwich City, and no doubt the BVB history for both Farke and Klopp will dominate the build-up. #Norwich #Liverpool #PL #PremierLeagye #Klopp #Farke https://t.co/HXVijZ2FR7
— Michael McCann🎙🎚 (@ThisIsMcCann) June 13, 2019
The Blades are going to have to be at their sharpest to avoid a major league post-Christmas slump. United are 4/6 favourites in the Premier League relegation betting.
Sheffield United fixtures after Xmas…… 😶
— PT (@PaulTtereve) June 13, 2019
Saints show the love for one of the Premier League’s most reliably boring fixtures. Who’s off to nick the early price on the draw?
— Alex (@_AlexLee02) June 13, 2019
What a time for the Lilywhites to finally kick off a campaign with a home game again.
8 – Tottenham Hotspur will start a league season at home for the first time since 2010, following eight successive seasons with an away match to start their league campaign. Wait. #PremierLeaguefixtures pic.twitter.com/LkjjaX4YeI
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 13, 2019
Come on, we had to put this tried and tested rib-tickler in somewhere.
have checked the Watford fixtures fully now and they will be playing everyone twice
— Doug Jones (@apple_bonkers) June 13, 2019
West Ham United
Hark at the Irons complaining. Have they not seen Newcastle’s recent opening days?
West Ham’s opening fixtures for the last 5 seasons:
2019: Man City (H)
2018: Liverpool (A)
2017: Man Utd (A)
2016: Chelsea (A)
2015: Arsenal (A)
2014: Spurs (H)
2019? Of course it’s Man City.
Try telling me this isn’t fixed to give us a shite start every year.
— Jamie Bennett (@jamiebennett92) June 13, 2019
Finally, church-going Wolves fans have cause to rejoice. Unless they qualify for the Europa League group stage that is…
Wolves 2019/20 fixtures!!
We start the season away to Leicester & end the season away as well at Chelsea😳🤷♂️🙈
— Reggie🐺🐊 (@Reggie61823972) June 13, 2019