Manchester United and Manchester City face a turbulent April as fixtures have been rearranged to accommodate both sides’ European commitments.
chelsea, Manchester United And Manchester City continue their hunt for European glory after reaching the knockout stages of their respective continental competitions.
Their quest, however, creates a headache, with many matches having to be rearranged to allow adequate rest and travel time between matches.
THE premier league announced a fixture list that will change in April due to those European commitments, giving some clubs a hectic month ahead.
Which Premier League matches have been moved?
Southampton v Manchester City was moved to Saturday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. (BST) due to the city’s participation in the Champions League. Leeds v Crystal Palace moved to Sunday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. (BST) to welcome.
Manchester City v Leicester was moved to Saturday, April 15 at 5:30 p.m. (BST) as Nottingham Forest v Manchester United was moved to Sunday, April 16 at 4:30 p.m. (BST) due to United’s Europa League commitments.
Bournemouth v West Ham will now be played on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 p.m. (BST) due to the Hammers’ own commitments in the Europa Conference League and because of this, Southampton v Bournemouth will now take place on Thursday, April 27 at 7:45 p.m. (BST).
Bournemouth v Leeds is also affected and will now take place on Sunday April 30 at 2 p.m..
Full list of Man Utd fixtures in April
April 2: Newcastle v Manchester United
April 5: Manchester United v Brentford
April 8: Manchester United v Everton
April 13: Manchester United v Sevilla
April 16: Nottingham Forest v Manchester United
April 20: Sevilla v Manchester United
April 22: Manchester United v Chelsea
April 27: Tottenham v Manchester United
April 30: Manchester United v Aston Villa
Erik ten Hag’s side are ready for a busy month with nine games in 28 days. During this run, there is a vital Europa League quarter-final clash, as well as two heavyweight matches against Tottenham and Chelsea.
United are being offered less than 48 hours off between their second leg against Sevilla and the Premier League encounter with Chelsea.
Should United reach the last four of the FA Cup, their game against Chelsea would be postponed as the semi-finals are due to be played on April 22-23.
The full list of Man City fixtures in April
April 1: Manchester City v Liverpool
April 8: Southampton v Manchester City
April 11 : Manchester City v Bayern Munich
April 15: Manchester City v Leicester
April 19: Bayern Munich v Manchester City
April 23: Brighton v Manchester City
April 26: Manchester City v Arsenal
April 30: Fulham v Manchester City
A monumental month in Pep Guardiola’s tenure at City is shaping up in April. It kicks off with a clash against Liverpool, which is sure to create fireworks.
The Champions League quarter-finals don’t matter much more than Bayern Munich, and that’s exactly the test City must face if they wish to reach the last four of the competition.
At the end of the month, a potentially huge title decider awaits, with City hosting Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium.
Full list of Chelsea fixtures in April
April 1: Chelsea v Aston Villa
April 4: Chelsea v Liverpool
April 8: Wolves v Chelsea
April 12: Real Madrid v Chelsea
April 15: Chelsea v Brighton
April 18: Chelsea v Real Madrid
April 22: Manchester United v Chelsea
April 26: Chelsea v Brentford
April 29: Arsenal v Chelsea
After a dismal start to 2023, Graham Potter and Chelsea could turn things around in April. An early win against Liverpool would set the tone, as a Champions League quarter-final against European royalty Real Madrid will really test his credentials.
A strong full-back of the month against Manchester United, Brentford and Arsenal would lay the groundwork for what could be a late charge for the Blues in the top four.
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