The Premier League has announced a significant change to the kick-off time for the final fixture of the 2022/2023 campaign.
This season, all 10 closing-day games will kick off at 4.30 pm BST – half an hour later than the 4 pm KO time that has been in place for the past four years. The change has been imposed to avoid a clash with an EFL play-off final.
Last year’s World Cup, which took place in November and December, has also impacted the league’s scheduling as this season will end slightly later than usual on May 28.
Here is the full line-up for final-day:
Arsenal v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Aston Villa v Brighton and Hove Albion
Brentford v Manchester City
Chelsea v Newcastle United
Crystal Palace v Nottingham Forest
Everton v Bournemouth
Leeds v Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester v West Ham United
Manchester United v Fulham
Southampton v Liverpool
How does the change impact United?
The Red Devils’ final league outing of the campaign will be against Fulham at Old Trafford, meaning the team see out the season on home turf in front of their faithful supporters. The return fixture took place at Craven Cottage on November 13 and swung 2-1 in United’s favour after an emphatic injury-time winner from Alejandro Garnacho.
Given the current state of United’s scintillating form, supporters will be hoping that the final day could bring the lucrative prospect of silverware – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves!
Erik ten Hag’s side are still the only team that remain in contention for all four competitions. They can qualify for the Europa League Round of 16 on Thursday if they see off Barcelona in M16, and can pick up their first trophy since 2017 on Sunday at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final.