Premier League fixtures released

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Manchester United's fixtures for the forthcoming Premier League season have been announced with West Ham travelling to Old Trafford on the opening day.

Defending champions Chelsea host Burnley, Arsenal host Leicester City and West Ham visit Manchester United.

The next three home fixtures all being easy with Brighton and Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion and AFC Bournemouth the visitors, it's the away games that make the North Londoners' hopes of getting off to a strong start an ever so daunting task.

Antonio Conte will be satisfied by Chelsea's run-in, with their only meeting against a top-six opponent coming at home to Liverpool in the penultimate game of the campaign.

There are some early clashes between the bigger sides in the division with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal having to travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on matchday three before Klopp's men then travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on matchday four. Not only are most of United's post-European matches at home, they also have a relatively kind start to the season. Before that, Jose Mourinho's side play West Ham, Swansea, Leicester, Stoke, Everton, Southampton and Crystal Palace, with Manchester derbies on and December 9 and April 7.

You can see the full list of fixtures here.

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Bookies reacted to the fixtures publication with William Hill making Chelsea 3/1 second favourites to retain their title, with Manchester City 2/1 favourites.

Everton face all of the predicted top four in their first five fixtures, while Leicester face Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea.

In their first top flight game since 1972, 45 long years, fairytale Championship playoff winners Huddersfield Town head south to London to play Crystal Palace. They take on Chelsea on 16 September and face rivals Tottenham on 18 November and 10 February.

The first Manchester derby of the season takes place on 9 December - the same weekend that Liverpool are scheduled to meet Everton at Anfield.

The game at the Olympic Stadium will be followed by a Champions League group match for Spurs but there is next to no chance that Pochettino will rest players for the trip across London. Their first home game against a major side is on November 18 when Tottenham visit the Emirates.

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