Victor Moses and his Chelsea teammates have been handed a fairly easy start to their Premier League title defense as they are scheduled to start their 2017/18 league season at home against Burnley.
The fixtures for the upcoming campaign were announced on Wednesday.
Last season’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur will go head to head with Newcastle at St James’ Park on the opening weekend, while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will take on a new boy – Brighton – away.
Spurs, who will be playing all their home matches at Wembley this season, will stage their first at the ground against champions Chelsea on August 19.
Liverpool, who sealed a top-four place last season, will also begin their campaign on the road as they play Watford, but Arsenal and Manchester United have been handed home matches against Leicester City and West Ham United respectively.
United and City will play the first Manchester derby of the season on December 9 at Old Trafford, and Jose Mourinho’s men will travel to the Etihad Stadium on April 7.
Opening weekend fixtures:
Arsenal vs. Leicester City
Brighton and Hove Albion vs. Manchester City
Chelsea vs. Burnley
Crystal Palace vs. Huddersfield Town
Everton vs. Stoke City
Manchester United vs. West Ham United
Newcastle United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Southampton vs. Swansea City
Watford vs. Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion vs. Bournemouth