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What to expect as fixtures of 2017-18 Premier League is out

29 June 2017
What to expect as fixtures of 2017-18 Premier League is out

It looks like an extremely hard end to the season for Premier League newbies Huddersfield Town.

The return fixture at Stamford Bridge will be on March 31, and could be pivotal in the title run-in.

Maintaining the next-longest unbeaten opening-day run in the Premier League falls to new Watford boss Marco Silva.

Chelsea can pickup most points before the Christmas break when they come up against Swansea, Newcastle, West Ham, Huddersfield and Southampton.

Before the end of the November global break, United will face Tottenham Hotspur at home on October 28 and then Champions Chelsea away on November 4 in successive weeks. We have a large squad with lots of quality for one thing and with the quality of our opponents surely down on what we get in the Champions League you would expect Arsenal to at least get through our group if not win it.

For the trio of newly-promoted clubs, their opening fixtures see second tier champions Newcastle host Spurs, whilst Premier League debutants Brighton entertain Manchester City and Huddersfield are away at Crystal Palace.

With two Manchester and three London clubs in the top six, derbies and title-deciding clashes often coincide, but there are a few fixtures that will (hopefully) be all about the title race.

We begin our season at home to West Bromwich Albion and then travel to the Liberty Stadium to play Swansea City the following weekend.

In a statement on their official website, the club said: "Our opening fixtures in August will be played away from home as London Stadium welcomes the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships for a once-in-a-generation occasion".

Town's benign-looking start continues in September when they make their first ever visit to the London Stadium to visit West Ham on September 9.

After that opener, Liverpool host Crystal Palace before taking on Arsenal and Manchester City either side of the global break.

David Wagner's side face mouth-watering autumnal home matches against Spurs (September 30) and Manchester United on October 21 - before Wagner's eagerly-awaited reunion with old friend Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool in a midweek game on October 28. The Gunners ended last season with their manager, Arsene Wenger, signing a new two-year deal: the love-hate affair continues. Following the return from the global break in October, their fixture against Manchester United is one the fans can look forward to.

Liverpool then take on Arsenal and Manchester City [A] while the first Manchester United game sees them head to Old Trafford in mid-October after the worldwide break. Those two games are sandwiched by a more winnable home tie with Stoke City, before their final three outings against Manchester City (H), Leicester City (A) and Everton (H).