Premier League opening day fixtures: Chelsea open title defence vs Swans

The Premier League fixtures for the 2015/16 season have been announced and have already thrown up some interesting encounters.

Defending champions Chelsea see their defence get off the ground by hosting Welsh side Swansea, while Arsenal open their campaign by hosting West Ham United.

Liverpool will be given the chance to exact vengeance on Stoke City for their 6-1 on the final day of the 2014/15 season, by travelling back to the Britannia.

Manchester United face a tough clash with Tottenham at Old Trafford, while Manchester City head for the Hawthornes for a matchup with West Bromwich Albion.

The Premier League new boys have all been handed tricky ties, too. Bournemouth player their first ever game in the top flight by hosting Aston Villa, while Watford travel up to Goodison Park to meet Everton.

Norwich City will host Crystal Palace at Carrow Road.

See the full list of opening day fixtures below:

8 August 2015

AFC Bournemouth v Aston Villa
Arsenal v West Ham United
Chelsea v Swansea City
Everton v Watford
Leicester City v Sunderland
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United v Southampton
Norwich City v Crystal Palace
Stoke City v Liverpool
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

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