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Premier League Fixtures 2017/18 - when are the biggest games?

28 June 2017

The second one of the league season will be in the middle of February, smack dab in the middle of matches against Everton and Manchester City.

Champion Chelsea is up against Burnley, Arsenal plays Leicester City, Manchester United takes on West Ham and Liverpool is at Watford.

Tottenham gave White Hart Lane a fitting send-off by going unbeaten in the league but putting together such a run next term will be far tougher as they adjust to playing at Wembley.

The Blues, who Opta point out have won more points on the opening weekend in Premier League history than any other club (54), then entertain Everton before facing Leicester City, Arsenal, Stoke City and Manchester City in September.

CHELSEA will open the defense of its English Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of August 12-13.

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Clubs face eight Premier League fixtures between the start of December and the start of January as part of a congested fixture list.

Jan 2012: Sunderland 1-0 Man City - A stoppage-time victor seals a superb victory over the then Premier League leaders Manchester City.

The 2017-18 Premier League season will end one week earlier than usual on Sunday 13 May to allow for additional preparation time ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation.

It will be fascinating to see how Arsenal approach playing in the Europa League this season. West Ham begin the month with a trip to the champions Chelsea, followed shortly with a journey to the Emirates to face Arsenal.

Spurs and West Ham are looking to reschedule home games which clash with prior commitments at Wembley and the London Stadium respectively.

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For the trio of newly-promoted clubs, their opening fixtures see second tier champions Newcastle host Spurs, whilst Premier League debutants Brighton entertain Manchester City and Huddersfield are away at Crystal Palace.

They said: 'Over this period, where family commitments and money are at a premium, supporters face two league games a week for five weeks.

Liverpool host Everton on the weekend of December 9/10 with Manchester City visiting Old Trafford. The Terriers end the season with games against Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal. The Gunners ended last season with their manager, Arsene Wenger, signing a new two-year deal: the love-hate affair continues.

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.

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Premier League Fixtures 2017/18 - when are the biggest games?