- Michael Regan / Getty Images
The fixtures for the 2017-2018 Premier League season have been released.
Chelsea begins the defence of its title on the weekend of August 12-13, as the club welcomes Burnley to Stamford Bridge.
Newly-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion has a top-flight baptism of fire as it takes on Manchester City at the Falmer Stadium. Championship winner Newcastle United clashes with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’s Park, while Huddersfield Town travels to Crystal Palace.
Here is the opening weekend schedule in full:
Introducing the 2017/18 Matchweek 1 #PLfixtures
— Premier League (@premierleague) June 14, 2017
In total there are 380 matches to be contested in what promises to be another dramatic edition of Premier League football.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal will all have title-winning ambitions, while clubs like Huddersfield, Watford, and Burnley will be desperate to avoid relegation.
The league is scheduled to finish on Sunday, May 13 – earlier than usual – in order to accommodate the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, which begin on June 14.
Here are the biggest matches to look out for:
- Clive Rose / Getty Images
August 19 – Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
September 30 – Chelsea v Manchester City
October 14 – Liverpool v Manchester United
November 4 – Chelsea v Manchester United
November 4 – Manchester City v Arsenal
November 18 – Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
December 2 – Arsenal v Manchester United
December 2 – Chelsea v Newcastle United
December 9 – Liverpool v Everton
December 9 – Manchester United v Manchester City
January 1 – Arsenal v Chelsea
January 31 – Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United
February 10 – Southampton v Liverpool
February 10 – Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
February 24 – Manchester United v Chelsea
March 3 – Liverpool v Newcastle United
March 10 – Manchester United v Liverpool
March 31 – Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
April 7 – Everton v Liverpool
April 7 – Manchester City v Manchester United
April 28 – Manchester United v Arsenal