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Updated key dates for Everton’s 2021-22 campaign

The new season is continuing to take shape

Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League
Everton finished tenth in the Premier League in 2020-21
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It may seem like the 2020-21 term has barely finished, but the upcoming 2021-22 season feels that little bit closer now that the fixtures for the new Premier League campaign have been announced.

Everton learnt their schedule on Wednesday morning, with a fairly kind start to the season which sees them face none of the traditional ‘Big Six’ in their opening six games.

They start by hosting Southampton during the weekend of August 13-16, and finish with a trip to Arsenal on Sunday, May 22, 2022.

And while the fourth and final stage of the UK’s roadmap out of restrictions to combat COVID-19 was pushed back from June 21 to July 19, it is still hoped that stadia will be full by the time the Premier League kicks off, having welcomed smaller crowds to the final two rounds of 2020-21 fixtures.

Here are the key dates to pencil in your Everton diary so far:

2021-22 - Everton key dates

June 2021

Wed 9 - Summer transfer window opens

July 2021

Mon 5 - Everton’s non-international players scheduled to begin pre-season training

Sat 10 - 2021 Copa América finishes

Sun 11 - Euro 2020 finishes

Sun 25 - Everton vs Millonarios (pre-season Florida Cup)

Wed 28 - Everton vs UNAM Pumas

August 2021

Sat 7 - Manchester United vs Everton (pre-season friendly)

Sat 14 - Everton vs Southampton (Premier League season begins)

Sat 21 - Leeds vs Everton

24-25 - Likely Carabao Cup Round 2 Dates

Sat 28 - Brighton vs Everton

Tue 31 - Summer transfer window closes (11pm BST)

September 2021

Sat 11 - Everton vs Burnley

Sat 18 - Aston Villa vs Everton

21-22 - Likely Carabao Cup Round 3 Dates

Sat 25 - Everton vs Norwich

October 2021

Sat 2 - Manchester United vs Everton

Sat 16 - Everton vs West Ham

Sat 23 - Everton vs Watford

26-27 - Likely Carabao Cup Round 4 Dates

Sat 30 - Wolves vs Everton

November 2021

Sat 6 - Everton vs Tottenham

Sat 20 - Manchester City vs Everton

Sat 27 - Brentford vs Everton

Tue 30 - Everton vs Liverpool

December 2021

Sat 4 - Everton vs Arsenal

Sat 11 - Crystal Palace vs Everton

Wed 15 - Chelsea vs Everton (may be postponed should this coincide with Chelsea’s involvement in the Club World Cup)

Sat 18 - Everton vs Leicester

21-22 - Likely Carabao Cup Quarter-Finals Dates

Sun 26 - Burnley vs Everton

Tue 28 - Everton vs Newcastle

January 2022

Sat 1 - Everton vs Brighton

Sat 1 - Winter transfer window opens

4-5 - Likely Carabao Cup Semi-Final First Leg Dates

8-9 - Likely FA Cup Round 3 Dates

11-12 - Likely Carabao Cup Semi-Final Second Leg Dates

Sat 15 - Norwich vs Everton

Sat 22 - Everton vs Aston Villa

February 2022

Tue 1 - Winter transfer window closes (00:00 GMT)

5-6 - Likely FA Cup Round 4 Dates

Wed 9 - Newcastle vs Everton

Sat 12 - Everton vs Leeds

Sat 19 - Southampton vs Everton

Sat 26 - Everton vs Manchester City

Sun 27 - Carabao Cup Final

March 2022

1-3 - Likely FA Cup Round 5 Dates

Sat 5 - Tottenham vs Everton

Sat 12 - Everton vs Wolves

Sat 19 - Watford vs Everton

19-20 - Likely FA Cup Quarter-Final Dates

April 2022

Sat 2 - West Ham vs Everton

Sat 9 - Everton vs Manchester United

Sat 16 - Everton vs Crystal Palace

16-17 - Likely FA Cup Semi-Final Dates

Sat 23 - Liverpool vs Everton

Sat 30 - Everton vs Chelsea

May 2022

Sat 7 - Leicester vs Everton

Sat 14 - Likely FA Cup Final Date

Sun 15 - Everton vs Brentford

Sun 22 - Arsenal vs Everton

Everton have yet to announce any further pre-season friendlies beyond their pair of matches in the United States in late July and their trip to Manchester United in early August.

Their league fixtures are subject to change due to live broadcast, though all of Everton’s August Premier League matches were untouched and will be 3pm BST Saturday kick-offs.

Due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the footballing calendar, the schedule was slightly condensed last year, with FA Cup replays scrapped and Carabao Cup semi-finals changing from two-legged affairs to single matches.

As yet, there has been nothing to suggest replays and two-legged Carabao Cup semi-finals will not return for the 2021-22 campaign.

There will also be no winter break for the Premier League for the second year running, with the gap in the schedule at the end of January owing to a round of 2022 World Cup qualifiers for international sides.

Though, UEFA are not included in this window, so European players will get a smaller break, of sorts.