Manchester City fixtures for the 2015/16 season
Manchester City have high expectations for the upcoming Premier League campaign after a disappointing one in 2014/15. Despite Sergio Aguero’s incredible form and vital goals, the 2013/14 Premier League champions didn’t have their best year last season, as they laboured to a second place finish.
The cash-rich club endured a dip in form in the latter half of the season which saw them finish 8 points off eventual champions Chelsea, but they will be raring to go this season after splashing the cash in the summer transfer window. Their total expenditure so far amounts to £54 million and includes the signings of Raheem Sterling from Liverpool and Fabian Delph from Aston Villa.
The Citizens have got their season off to a good start at the Hawthorns, comfortably dispatching West Brom 3-0 in their first Premier League match on August 10. They were helped by brilliant performances from Yaya Toure and David Silva, as Raheem Sterling made his official debut for his new club.
Chelsea showed good value in their 2-2 draw against Swansea at Stamford Bridge but they weren’t at their best defensively, as Terry and Co. were routinely beaten for pace by the opposition. City will get an early opportunity to gain an advantage over their rivals Chelsea when they take on the Blues in their next fixture at the Etihad Stadium on August 16. The return fixture is on April 16 when Manchester City travel to Chelsea, which will be one of the most important fixtures towards the end of the season.
Arsenal came closest to usurping City to the second position last season, and the Gunners were very good in both their fixtures against the men in blue. The two teams were quite evenly matched in the thrilling 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium, but the second game ended in the North London club’s favour. The first match will take place at the Emirates on December 19 while the second one will be played at City’s home ground on May 7, in a match which is seen by many as a potential title decider.
The Manchester Derby will be a hotly contested affair again this year after both teams managed wins at their respective home grounds last season. Manchester City will face arch-rivals Manchester United when they travel to the Old Trafford on October 25, with the other match-up taking place on March 19.
Swansea City will welcome Manchester City to the Liberty Stadium on May 15, which is the last day of the season. Pelligrini’s men have always won their final game of the season in their previous title successes, and this time it could be a crucial one too.
|1||10 August||West Brom||A|
|5||12 September||Crystal Palace||A|
|6||19 September||West Ham United||H|
|7||26 September||Tottenham Hotspur||A|
|8||3 October||Newcastle United||H|
|10||25 October||Manchester United||A|
|11||31 October||Norwich City||H|
|12||8 November||Aston Villa||A|
|15||5 December||Stoke City||A|
|16||12 December||Swansea City||H|
|19||28 December||Leicester City||A|
|22||16 January||Crystal Palace||H|
|23||23 January||West Ham United||A|
|25||6 February||Leicester City||H|
|26||13 February||Tottenham Hotspur||H|
|27||27 February||Newcastle United||A|
|29||5 March||Aston Villa||H|
|30||12 March||Norwich City||A|
|31||19 March||Manchester United||H|
|33||9 April||West Brom||H|
|35||23 April||Stoke City||H|
|38||15 May||Swansea City||A|