Premier League 2017/18 fixtures released: Champions Chelsea host Burnley as newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion face tough tie against Manchester City

The Premier League fixtures were released on Wednesday 14 June at 9.00am. Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester United all open the season at home with Tottenham and Manchester City away to newly promoted teams

Opening day fixtures: Saturday, 12 August, 2017

Arsenal v Leicester City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

Chelsea v Burnley

Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town

Everton v Stoke City

Manchester United v West Ham United

Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

Southampton v Swansea City

Watford v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v AFC Bournemouth

 

Final Day fixtures: Sunday, 13 May, 2018

Burnley v AFC Bournemouth

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

Huddersfield Town v Arsenal

Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

Manchester United v Watford

Newcastle United v Chelsea

Southampton v Manchester City

Swansea City v Stoke City

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City

West Ham United v Everton

 

Chelsea will start the 2017/18 season at Stamford Bridge with a London derby at Wembley to follow, which will be Tottenham’s first home game of the season.

Antonio Conte’s men start the new season against Burnley and in the first five games will play both London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal.

 

First Five fixtures from Saturday 12 August to Saturday 16 September.

Chelsea: Burnley (H), Tottenham (A), Everton (H), Leicester City (A), Arsenal (H).

Manchester United: West Ham (H), Swansea (A), Leicester City (H), Stoke City (A), Everton (H).

Tottenham Hotspur: Newcastle United (A), Chelsea (H), Burnley (H), Everton (A), Swansea City (H).

Arsenal: Leicester City (H), Stoke City (A), Liverpool (A), AFC Bournemouth (H), Chelsea (A).

Manchester City: Brighton & Hove Albion (A), Everton (H), AFC Bournemouth (A), Liverpool (H), Watford (A).

Liverpool: Watford (A), Crystal Palace (H), Arsenal (H), Manchester City (A), Burnley (H).

 

Tottenham Hotspur finished second last season and seven points behind Chelsea. Spurs travel to the Championship champions Newcastle United and will hope for a different result from the final day of the 2015/16 season.

 

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No current Premier League manager comes close to Mourinho’s opening day win rate (Source Twitter: @SkySportsNewsHQ)

 

Mauricio Pochettino’s team lost 5-1 to an already relegated Newcastle as the side tried to recover after they lost the title to Leicester City.

Spurs fans will have to wait for the second round of fixtures to head to Wembley and it will be a cracker as the North London side host West London’s Chelsea.

 

Newly promoted teams first five fixtures from Saturday 12 August to Saturday 16 September.

Newcastle United: Tottenham Hotspur (H), Huddersfield (A), West Ham United (H), Swansea City (A), Stoke City (H).

Brighton & Hove Albion: Manchester City (H), Leicester City (A), Watford (A), West Bromwich Albion (H), AFC Bournemouth (A).

Huddersfield Town: Crystal Palace (A), Newcastle United (H), Southampton (H),West Ham United (A), Leicester City (H).

 

Newcomers Brighton & Hove Albion would have hoped for an easier start to the Premier League, but instead host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Amex. Play-off winners Huddersfield Town will have to travel 230 miles to Selhurst Park, home to Crystal Palace.

 

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There’s little hope for promoted clubs come Saturday 12 August                                         (Source Twitter: @SkySportsNewsHQ)

 

Arguably, Manchester United have the ‘easiest’ first five games as they are the only team not to face a fellow top six side in the first five games. In fact, United don’t play any for the first two months of the season, with the first match coming in October against Liverpool.

The Manchester derby will first be at Old Trafford and the Merseyside derby will be at Anfield on the Saturday 9 December with both return legs on Saturday 7 April.

The North London derby will be at the Emirates on Saturday 18 November and the return on Saturday 10 February.

 

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Leicester City with the unwanted record                                                                                   (Source Twitter: @SkySportsNewsHQ)

 

The Russia World Cup means the 2017/18 campaign finishes a week earlier. This means clubs will play four games in ten days between Saturday 23 December and New Years Day.

 

The run-in for last years top six teams from Saturday 14 April to Sunday 13 May.

Chelsea: Southampton (A), Huddersfield (H), Swansea City (A), Liverpool (H), Newcastle (A).

Manchester United: West Bromwich Albion (H), AFC Bournemouth (A), Arsenal (H), Brighton & Hove Albion (A), Watford (H).

Tottenham Hotspur: Manchester City (A), Brighton & Hove Albion (A), Watford (H), West Bromwich Albion (A), Leicester City (H)

Arsenal: Newcastle United (A), West Ham United (H), Manchester United (A), Burnley (H), Huddersfield Town (A).

Liverpool: AFC Bournemouth (H), West Bromwich Albion (A), Stoke City (H), Chelsea (A), Brighton & Hove Albion (H).

Manchester City: Tottenham Hotspur (A), Swansea City (H), West Ham United (A), Huddersfield Town (H), Southampton (A).

 

For the full fixture list go to the official Premier League website and for a club by club guide the BBC has it all covered.

 

 

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