Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Arsenal's 2017/18 Premier League fixtures in full

Arsenal's 2017/18 Premier League fixtures in full

In comparison to last season, Tottenham's Premier League fixture list after competing in Europe is much kinder this time around.

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August.

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.

Christmas and New Year sees teams lined up to play four matches over 10 days between December 23 and January 1 - Arsenal against Chelsea on New Year's Day looks the pick of the festive matches.

United, Liverpool vs. Chelsea, Liverpool vs. Everton, City vs. Arsenal, City vs.

Rafael Benitez is looking forward to taking his Newcastle United side to Anfield to face former club Liverpool following the Premier League fixtures release on Wednesday. New Watford head coach Marco Silva has a tough first game, with Liverpool the visitors.

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Elsewhere on the final day, Liverpool host Brighton, Chelsea will travel to St James' Park to face Newcastle and Tottenham face Leicester. Manchester City travel to Newcastle.

Mauricio Pochettino has said there will be no excuses for his team if they fail to perform at the national stadium and Spurs will want to make a statement against Chelsea after missing out in the title race last season. The second installments of those north-west derbies are scheduled for 7 April.

- This is the seventh successive Premier League season that Tottenham will play their opening Premier League game away from home. The first Manchester derby will be at Old Trafford on 9 December, the same weekend as the Merseyside derby at Anfield.

Press Association Sport understands the Premier League was aware of both issues for the start of the new season. The second game in the group stage comes before the home fixture against Brighton on September 30th, which is the only home game we have after a European tie.

So it's Leicester at home on the opening day...

The Magpies will only have to face two of last season's top six in the first three months of the season, and will only play one more by the end of November.

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