The fixtures for next season's Premier League will be announced on Thursday, June 13, the league has confirmed.

The 2018/19 season has not yet finished and there is still plenty to be decided, with Watford still in the hunt for a Europa League place, the third relegation spot not yet confirmed and of course the champions still far from being assured.

However, preparations are already beginning for next season, which will kick off on the weekend of August 10 and run until May 17.

In an interview published on the Premier League website last year, veteran fixtures compiler Glenn Thompson of Atos, who are responsible for arranging the fixtures, described the process used to determine who will play whom and when.

"We cannot do anything until we know the composition of each division, which is, obviously, after the last EFL play-off," he said.

"It is a matter of placing each of the clubs in a pairing grid, which basically defines the dates they will be at home.

"For every date in the season, the fixture computer knows who is at home and who is away and then it will mix them up randomly to determine which matches will take place on which date.

"If we have got any issues, we might have to go back and start again to produce a different set of fixtures. I'm reviewing the fixtures all the time to ensure other things can be met.

"In the 2012/13 season, for example, there was a requirement from the Metropolitan Police not to play high-profile matches until after 8 September because of the Olympics and Paralympics.

"Traditionally the Premier League, the EFL and Atos representatives will review the fixtures for two days, looking at every date in the season to make sure that wherever possible we have met everything we have been asked to.

"The computer is very useful during the review because if we do not want a certain fixture on a particular date, it will give us alternate dates for that fixture to be moved to. It can be that changing one match may require 40 other changes."