Premier League Fixture List Whets Appetites Ahead of Eagerly Awaited 2017/18 Season

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We've ranked the top-six's run-ins using the last season's average positions of their final six opponents, with newly-promoted Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

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.

Tottenham finish at home to Leicester, Manchester United host Watford, Manchester City are at Southampton and West Ham take on Everton.

Chelsea, meanwhile, take on Burnley at Stamford Bridge after winning the title in Antonio Conte's first season at the helm.

The fans group raises the point that for fans of outer clubs such as Southampton, Brighton, Newcastle and Burnley among others, having to pay for five road league matches as well as all the transportation involved. The Manchester derby is set to be played in Old Trafford on December 9 with the reverse fixture scheduled for April 7 in the Etihad.

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However, his side faces a daunting end to the season with its final four games including trips to City and Chelsea, plus Everton and Arsenal at home.

West Ham United will have to play their first three games away as their stadium is being used for the world athletic championships.

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.

Arsenal and Tottenham will meet in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium a few weeks earlier on 18th November.

English football's top-flight sides will face four league games in nine days over Christmas and new year, with eight in total from 2 December to 1 January.

Playing at the national stadium has already caused problems though, with Spurs tweeting that their second home game of the season will need to be rescheduled. Instead, they will face champions Chelsea in their first home game - a repeat of April's FA Cup semifinal, which Spurs somehow lost 4-2.

Newcastle hammered Spurs 5-1 in their last Premier League match, despite Aleksandar Mitrovic's red card, but Benitez is not expecting a similar result when last season's runners-up visit.

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