Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League
Jun 29 2017
It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games.
The first official sign of a brand new season is fixture release day and that day is today!
In the end of season run-in, Chelsea play Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the penultimate round of fixtures, and United host Arsenal the weekend before on April 28. Chelsea were hammered 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, prompting Blues boss Antonio Conte to finally switch to the 3-4-2-1 formation that would prove so effective.
Three weeks before that sees a mouthwatering couple of derbies with Liverpool hosting Everton and the Manchester derby - Pep Guardiola's City travelling to take on Jose Mourinho'sUnited at Old Trafford.
With next season's Premier League fixture list revealed, managers and their coaching staff will have already started putting plans in place for their first few games. Both clubs will also have Champions League matches the following week to contend with, which could affect selection. "We are now in discussions with Burnley on this matter". It will be a true test of the latter's credentials as genuine contenders after last season's fourth-place finish.
- Leicester is on a 21-game winless run against Arsenal in the Premier League (D7 L14), with its only win against the Gunners coming in its first ever Premier League encounter in 1994.
West Ham are the least likely Premier League team to draw their opening match.
However, the London club believe their stadium will not be ready in time as seats and branding material will be modified for the Athletics Championships and need to be restored.