Premier League fixtures leaked - or an elaborate hoax? Document appears to reveal clashes for first matchday of 2023-24 season

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An image showing what is purported to be a list of the opening weekend Premier League fixtures has leaked, but is it real?
  • Fixtures appear to have leaked
  • Picture did the rounds on social media
  • One detail suggests it may be a hoax

WHAT HAPPENED? A photo appearing to show the first fixtures of the Premier League season has leaked on social media, but one flaw in the list appears to point towards it being a hoax.

The games include Luton Town, newly promoted after winning the Championship play-off final, hosting Liverpool, as well as champions Manchester City travelling to Burnley and runners-up Arsenal facing Fulham at Craven Cottage.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Luton are facing extensive building work to renovate Kenilworth Road and ensure that it is fit to host Premier League football. As a result, they are likely to play their first handful of games away from home, suggesting that this list is an elaborate fake.

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WHAT NEXT? The real Premier League fixtures will be revealed on Thursday, June 15 at 9am.