Premier League confirm first and last days of next season

A statement released on their official Twitter account revealed that the next campaign will begin on Saturday August 2017.

And the climax to what promises to be another rollercoaster ride will conclude on Sunday May 13.

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That means the Premier League season will end just 32 days before the 2018 World Cup gets underway in Russia on June 14.

However, that means that it will come to close a week earlier than this season, which finishes on Sunday may 21.

It looks like Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are bang on course to begin next season as the title holders.

The Blues are currently nine points clear of second-placed Tottenham with just 14 games remaining.

They took a step closer to lifting the trophy in three months’ time by defeating Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday.