'Pain, all I see is pain', 'hideous': Some Crystal Palace fans react to Wednesday announcement
Crystal Palace fixtures for the 2021-22 Premier League season are now out.
And the Eagles sadly find themselves with a really difficult opening game.
First up for Palace are Chelsea, the 2020-21 Champions League winners.
Thomas Tuchel’s charges will host the Eagles at Stamford Bridge on August 14.
Palace then host Brentford at Selhurst Park on August 21 before heading to West Ham the following week.
September will see Palace host Tottenham and Brighton, with a trip to Liverpool in between.
Crystal Palace have tough October
October is then especially difficult for the Eagles, who face Leicester, Arsenal and Manchester City, plus Newcastle.
The first derby against Brighton takes place at Selhurst Park on September 25 with a trip to the Amex Stadium on January 15.
Palace make the trip to face Spurs on Boxing Day before kicking off 2022 with a home fixture against West Ham on New Year’s Day.
The Eagles’ season will end with a home game against Manchester United on May 22.
Palace fans downbeat in wake of fixture announcement
Optimism isn’t particularly high at present amongst Crystal Palace fans.
As well as needing to find a new manager in wake of Roy Hodgson’s departure, their end-of-season retained list featured 22 players set to leave.
And such a tricky start to the Premier League campaign hasn’t gone down too well.
Pain all I see is pain— ADAM🏴 (@adammorsley15) June 16, 2021
Wow 4 Derbies to start— Mick (@MickDavis5) June 16, 2021
Hideous start 😱— Tony Coombes (@Tonecoombes) June 16, 2021
All of those fixtures suddenly look really tough, Aug 21 feels like a ‘must win’ game already.— QuietBikingRev (@RevQuiet) June 16, 2021
Tough season me thinks. Still its been a much longer stay than we have ever had before.— Gordon Bennett (@Bennett1Gordon) June 16, 2021
Tbf fixtures were always gonna look scary with what’s going on at the club atm. #CPFC— 🦅 (@cpfcjude) June 16, 2021
Run in looks decent at least (apart from Utd final game)— Adam Brock (@brock_a_d_84) June 16, 2021