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Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

In the other opening-day fixtures, Manchester United host West Ham, Manchester City travel to newly promoted Brighton, Liverpool face Watford and Spurs are at Newcastle.

Tottenham dropped 10 points last season after playing in the Champions League and only picked up eight out of a maximum 18.

Huddersfield, out of the top flight since 1972, face Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal in their last four matches, while Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool are the opponents in three of Brighton's final four games.

Spurs face Chelsea in their first league game at Wembley in the second week of the season. Liverpool and Manchester United first meet at Anfield on 14 October, before Klopp's side go to Old Trafford on 10 March.

With club football just under two months away, fans will understandably hold onto any Premier League action they can. Spurs took four points from Arsenal in the 2016-17 season, which included a 2-0 win at White Hart Lane, a match that ensured Spurs would finish ahead of Arsenal for the first time in over 20 years.

Managers new to the Premier League acknowledge adapting to the busiest fixture list in the world is one of their biggest challenges. Both clubs will also have Champions League matches the following week to contend with, which could affect selection.

Huddersfield will know the odds are stacked against them but they'll just be pleased with ending the 45 year wait for the Premier League, and at 1500/1 they have better odds than the Foxes to win the league, they could be worth a £1 bet.




- United is unbeaten in its last nine Premier League home games with West Ham (W7 D2 L0) - its last league defeat against the Hammers at Old Trafford was in 2007. Manchester City travel to Newcastle.

So which of these was the greatest Premier League game for Sunderland?

When looking at the teams with the most hard start, we defined that as games in the first two months of the season (August and September), and in looking towards the tail end of the season we will do likewise, focusing only on the final two months of the season (April and May), which will involve six games.

Still, having won the UEFA Europa League, the EFL Cup and secured UEFA Champions League football for 2017-18, Mourinho's side will be expected to kick on domestically.

Huddersfield Town are also in the Premier League for the first time and will head to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, which is August 12 and 13.

Liverpool will want to keep their local rivals at arm's length and ensure they remain the pride of Merseyside.


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