With Wolves set to discover their 2022/23 Premier League fixture list on Thursday morning, here is everything you need to know ahead of the release of the new season’s schedule.
#1 When are fixtures being released?
Wolves’ fixtures will be released on wolves.co.uk and the Wolves App at 9am on Thursday 16th June and can be found by clicking here following that time. Make sure you never miss a Wolves fixture change by syncing the fixture list to your calendar, which will automatically update – you can do that here. There is also the option to sync the women’s first-team fixtures, under-23’s Premier League 2 schedule and the under-18’s upcoming matches. However, dates and kick-off times of matches will be subject to change.
#2 What are the key dates?
This season’s dates have been greatly affected by the 2022 World Cup in Qatar which will take place during the middle of the campaign – but more on that shortly. Because of the six weeks needed to host the competition, the season will now begin for Bruno Lage and his men during the weekend of Saturday 6th August 2022, with the campaign running until the final day on Sunday 28th May 2023, where all of the final round of matches will kick-off simultaneously. Despite the break for the World Cup, the popular Boxing Day and New Year’s fixtures will go ahead as normal. Regarding the cup competitions, the FA Cup third round will take place on the weekend of 8th/9th January, with the final set to be played on Saturday 3rd June. Wolves will enter the Carabao Cup in the second round, with those fixtures to get underway during the week of 22nd August with the final on Sunday 26th February.
#3 How will the World Cup affect things?
As well as the season starting a week earlier and ending a week later than the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, the World Cup will take up a big six-week chunk of the calendar. The league schedule will take a break following the weekend of the 12th/13th November before players join up with their national sides for the competition from Monday 14th November – by which time 16 Premier League rounds will have been played. The World Cup will then take place between 21st November and 18th December, with the Premier League set to resume matchday 17 on Boxing Day, eight days after the World Cup final. There will also be fewer international breaks this season, going from five to two, with the league taking a short break from 21st to 27th September and 22nd to 28th March.
#4 Who will Wolves be facing?
Wolves have maintained their place in the Premier League for a fifth consecutive season, and it’s the first time the club has achieved this feat in the top-flight of English football since 1981/82, meaning 16 of their 19 opponents remain the same as last season. But following Norwich City, Watford and Burnley’s relegation from the division, Lage’s men will now face home and away fixtures against Fulham, AFC Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest. The old gold have already faced the Cottagers and the Cherries on numerous occasions over the past five years, but it will be the first time Wolves would have faced Forest in the top-flight since March 1984. Although, the two teams last went head-to-head just last season when Wolves claimed a 4-0 win at the City Ground in the Carabao Cup.
#5 Which games will be shown on TV?
That hasn’t been decided yet. All weekend fixtures will be released with Saturday 3pm kick-off times while midweek games are scheduled for Tuesday at 7.45pm, before the TV picks are confirmed closer to the start of the season. The matches this season will be broadcast live by Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video. Following the fixture list being announced, those three Premier League broadcasters will then decide what matches they would like to show. This season is set to see 128 matches broadcast on Sky, 52 on BT and 20 matches will be available on Amazon.
- 16th June 2022 | Premier League fixtures announced
- 6th August 2022 | Premier League season begins
- 24th August 2022 | Carabao Cup second round
- 21st September 2022 | Start of international break
- 1st October 2022 | Premier League resumes
- 12th November 2022 | Final fixture round before World Cup begins
- 21st November to 18th December 2022 | 2022 FIFA World Cup
- 26th December 2022 | Premier League resumes
- 7th January 2023 | FA Cup third round
- 26th February 2023 | Carabao Cup final
- 22nd March 2023 | Start of international break
- 1st April 2023 | Premier League resumes
- 28th May 2023 | Final day of Premier League season
- 3rd June 2023 | FA Cup final
All fixtures are subject to change. Any fixture changes will be announced on wolves.co.uk and across the club’s social media channels as soon as they are confirmed.
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