Revealed: When Premier League 2018-19 season starts, transfer window deadline & fixture list announcement

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Will Manchester City be able to defend their momentous title-winning campaign, next season? Find out everything you need to know

Following Manchester City's dominant campaign that saw them break numerous records and earn Pep Guardiola's first Premier League win in just his second term with the club, the football world will be eager to see whether or not they will be able to continue their thrilling form in the upcoming season.

Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah broke his own records this season by breaking the record for most goals scored in a single 38-game season (scoring his 32nd against Brighton on the final day), snatching the Golden Boot from previous holder Harry Kane.

Next season undoubtedly has a slew of treats and surprises, such as the beginning of Unai Emery's tenure at Arsenal and whether Chelsea - whoever may be in the hotseat - can bounce back from their disappointing fifth-place finish.

It's set to be an entertaining summer as well with the World Cup and the transfer deadline day being pushed forward to adhere to new guidelines – so when does the Premier League season actually start?

When does the 2018-19 Premier League season start?

The upcoming Premier League season will start on August 11, 2018 and finish on May 19, 2019, giving footballers – and fans – barely a month's rest between the end of the World Cup and the start of a new campaign of the English top-flight.

Man City are defending champions and will be looking to retain their title following a monumental and historic season that saw them break the record for most points accumulated in a single Premier League season (100) .

Guardiola's side scored an exhilarating 106 goals – which was yet another record – and don't look to be slowing down any time soon what with the constant firepower of Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling.

WolvesCardiff City and Fulham are the three newly-promoted teams from the Championship, with West Brom, Swansea and Stoke City being relegated to the second tier.

The new English top-flight campaign will also see a new-look Arsenal featuring brand-new manager Unai Emery after veteran boss Wenger announced his exit from the club after a prolific 22-year association with the club.

Due to UEFA's changes to Champions League qualification, teams who finish fourth in the Premier League will no longer be expected to compete in the play-offs – so Liverpool will begin their European campaign in the group stages on September 18-19 alongside Tottenham, Manchester United and Manchester City.

When is the fixture list announced?

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Fixtures for the 2018-19 Premier League season will be published on June 14 at 9am BST – which is, coincidentally, the same day that the World Cup starts.

All 380 fixtures will be announced through the official Premier League website, though all will be subject to change due to TV rights, European matches and domestic cup competitions.

Will there be a winter break?

The 2018-19 Premier League season will not feature a winter break, which is set to be introduced from the 2019-20 season on.

The break will come into effectfor a period of two weeks in February, in England's top division only, with FA chiefs hoping that it will be of benefit to both clubs and the English national team.

When does the Premier League transfer window open?

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This summer's transfer window opened almost a month early on Thursday May 17 to adhere to new FIFA guidelines, in a change to previous regulations.

FIFA's new rules now state that every league must have one transfer window that lasts for 12 weeks. It was decided last August that the transfer window will now close on August 9 instead of the regular August 31 date, allowing clubs to would avoid further interruptions with transfers after getting their season underway.

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The rule only affects players bought by a Premier League club – and teams in England will still be allowed to sell players to other leagues in which the transfer window is open. Though a majority of Premier League clubs voted in favour of bringing deadline day forward, the rest of Europe are still yet to push the changes. 

Last season there were a handful of high-profile transfers that occurred only after the Premier League season started, such as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's move to Liverpool from Arsenal as well as Tottenham's deadline day scoop of Fernando Llorente – as well as Chelsea's last-minute deals for Danny Drinkwater and Davide Zappacosta.

The EFL will follow with the same date changes.