Manchester City will begin the defense of their Premier League title away at West Ham as the league revealed its unique fixtures list.

The league had to find a workaround for the Qatar World Cup which will be staged during the winter in November.

The season will begin on Aug. 5 with a London derby between Crystal Palace and Arsenal while it will conclude on 28th May.

Last season’s runner-ups Liverpool will travel to newly-promoted Fulham for the first game, and Nottingham Forest will play at Newcastle United to mark their return to the Premier League after 23 years.

Chelsea will kick off their season under the new ownership led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital by playing Everton away while Bournemouth will host Aston Villa in their first game in the top flight after earning promotion.

Erik ten Hag will begin his stint with Manchester United at home against Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur will host Southampton.

To accommodate the World Cup the Premier League fixtures list allows for a mid-season break after Nov. 12 and will resume on Boxing Day.

Following a request by the Football Association, there will be no meetings between the Premier League’s so-called ‘big six’ on the weekend of 12-13 November.

October will be an interesting week for the Premier League with the first Manchester derby of the season slated for 1 October at Etihad Stadium, with United hosting their neighbors on 14 January.

Erling Haaland and Darwin Nunez will go head-to-head for the first time on the 15th of October when Liverpool hosts the defending champions.

The complete Premier League fixtures list can be found here.