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Football Fixtures 2009/2010: Big Four clashes

17 Jun 2009 11:08:21

Football Fixtures 2009/2010: Big Four clashes

The new fixtures, announced today, have been kind on the Big Four, with only one game – Manchester United at home to Arsenal – in the opening two months of the season. Premier League - full fixtures Ferguson and Benitez clashed famously last season on more than one occasion, but the feuding pair must wait until Oct 3 for the Anfield clash. The return at Old Trafford – a game Liverpool won 4-1 last season – is not until March 20. Liverpool, who will launch a massive offensive in their bid for a first ever Premier League title, face a potentially massive game towards the end of the season, at home to Chelsea. And Carlo Ancelotti, the new Chelsea manager, faces Sir Alex Ferguson for the first time in November, when Manchester United visit Stamford Bridge. Indeed, three of Chelsea first four games against their closest rivals are at home. Four of Arsenal's six games against Big Four rivals come in the second half of the season but two of those are in the space of four days with a trip to Stamford Bridge, on February 6, followed quickly by the visit of Liverpool to the Emirates Stadium. Big Four clashes Aug 29 Man Utd v Arsenal Oct 3 Chelsea v Liverpool Oct 24 Liverpool v Man Utd Nov 7 Chelsea v Man Utd Nov 28 Arsenal v Chelsea Dec 12 Liverpool v Arsenal Jan 30 Arsenal v Man Utd Feb 6 Chelsea v Arsenal Feb 9 Arsenal v Liverpool Mar 20 Man Utd v Liverpool Apr 3 Man Utd v Chelsea May 1 Liverpool v Chelsea


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