The Premier League today announced the fixture-list for the 2016-17 season. The season kicks off on 13 August and Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal represents the standout fixture on the opening weekend of the season.
Chelsea, led by Antonio Conte, will travel to Olympic Stadium to face London-neighbours West Ham United on the opening day. Manchester United will travel to Bournemouth while neighbours Manchester City will host Sunderland on the same day.
Another standout fixture will be Tottenham’s trip to Everton. Champions Leicester City will begin the defence of their title with an away game against Hull City.
Fans will have to wait until September 10 to witness the renewal of the rivalry between Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola when City, led by Guardiola, will travel to Old Trafford.
Opening day fixtures:
Arsenal v Liverpool
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Burnley v Swansea City
Chelsea v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Hull City v Leicester City
Manchester City v Sunderland
Middlesbrough v Stoke City
Southampton v Watford
Twitter’s reaction to the announcement of fixture list:
It’s astounding. “Seeing the fixture list”…you didn’t know we’d play every team twice?
— F. (@Fattcheeked) June 15, 2016
When you’re looking through the fixture list but can’t see the derbies. pic.twitter.com/R6FzPpaQ9e
— Nick (@nhldn) June 15, 2016
Just seeing #Arsenal‘s full fixture list makes me think I need to get up and walk my dog.
— Positively Arsenal (@Blackburngeorge) June 15, 2016
Why issue a fixture list why not give it to tv tell them to pick+make moves seal it no changes then issue it. I bet that will be 55%changed
— Mad ad man (@Lordhillwood) June 15, 2016
Newcastle’s Premier League Fixture List 2016/17 pic.twitter.com/7jaQ0BkzmX
— Andrew Roberts (@andyrubble666) June 15, 2016
Why issue a fixture list and not have at the TV games prior. Allow fans as long as possible to buy cheaper travel. Not too much to ask is it
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) June 15, 2016
Our reported fixture list. Tough start. pic.twitter.com/6xKia1NILQ
— #JeSuisKurt (@ThatMunichNight) June 6, 2016
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) June 15, 2016
— Arsenal FC (@OfficialAFC1886) June 15, 2016
— ChelseaReport (@CheIseaReport) June 15, 2016
— Boniface nwibo (@Bonnypaul1) June 15, 2016