Premier League fixtures: Ten key dates for every fan's diary

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However, it could be a massive game for Ronald Koeman and his players as Everton face a really hard start to the season with away trips to Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United as well as a home game with Tottenham, coming in their first five games.

The full list of fixtures was released yesterday with Antonio Conte's side also slated for a follow-up game at Tottenham Hotspur, which will play all its home fixtures at Wembley while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.

Tottenham finish at home to Leicester, Manchester United host Watford, Manchester City are at Southampton and West Ham take on Everton. United's last six games - subject to changes - will be away to Manchester City, at home to West Brom, away to Bournemouth, at home to Arsenal, away to Brighton, and then the season will end with a home against Watford.

The first fixture between likely rivals for the Premier League title comes on the second weekend, August 19 and 20, when Spurs mark their first home match at Wembley by taking on London rivals Chelsea.

After their trip to Old Trafford on the opening weekend, the Hammers then travel to Newcastle before their first home game against Huddersfield on the weekend of September 9-10.

Christmas fixtures see Huddersfield visit Southampton on December 23 before back-to-back festive home games with Stoke (Boxing Day) and Burnley (December 30).

Arsenal are good for fifth with three wins and just the one loss from their first few games - level on points with fourth-placed Chelsea. Chelsea's first away match of the season against Spurs is one that Chelsea fans will be looking forward to.

FA Cup winners Arsenal will return to Wembley for the north London derby in February, with Spurs first heading to the Emirates on 18 November. In contrast, Manchester City, Leicester and Stoke are away in all three rounds. Liverpool host Everton at Anfield, while the first Manchester derby of the season sees United and City meet at Old Trafford.

If you've already got a case of Premier League withdrawal, have no fear.

West Ham's first home game is scheduled for August 19 against Southampton but the stadium will not be ready to host soccer matches at that time.

Just before it all gets going, Liverpool face Arsenal in a potentially pivotal clash at Anfield just two days before the festivities begin.

Huddersfield Town won promotion in the most thrilling way possible with a play-off final win over Reading via penalties in May, and will now play in the top flight of English football for the first time since 1972.

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