Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Champions Chelsea face Burnley opener


"I'm always positive about the fixtures. and we start in Newcastle - that will be exciting because it's our first game and then our first game at [home at] Wembley is against Chelsea".

After going to Anfield on August 26, Arsenal go to Chelsea on September 16 and City on November 4 - both after playing Europa League games on Thursday night.

The festive programme is typically packed, with a full round of fixtures two days before Christmas.

There will be a typically intense schedule of games over the Christmas period, with teams potentially facing four matches in nine days from December 23-Jan. 1.

The last time Spurs visited the national stadium was in the FA Cup semi-final, a game they lost 4-2 to this season's first visitors - Chelsea.

Everton host Stoke, Southampton face Swansea and West Brom are at home to Bournemouth in the other opening day matches. The club have confirmed their second fixture, scheduled to be at home to Southampton, will have to be rearranged due to the World Athletics Championships being held at the London Stadium.

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It will be a first appearance in the Premier League for the latter two teams, although both have played in previous top-flight incarnations, while the Magpies bounced straight back after their relegation in the 2015/16 season.

In the opening round, Brighton's first ever Premier League game is at home against Man City, while Huddersfield's first top-tier game since 1972 is at Crystal Palace.

Chris Hughton's side go to Leicester on the second weekend, before visiting Watford.

The first Manchester derby of the season takes place at Old Trafford on the weekend of 9 December - immediately after the final Champions League group game - while City face Arsenal after the fourth group match.

The full list of fixtures was released on Wednesday with Antonio Conte's side also slated for a follow-up game at Tottenham Hotspur, who will play all their home fixtures at Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped. Meanwhile, Manchester United don't face a top six rival until October so will be confident of starting well. United, Liverpool vs. Chelsea, Liverpool vs. Everton, City vs. Arsenal, City vs.

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