Arsenal host Leicester City on EPL opening day


Last season Tottenham played four times away from home after appearing in Europe, therefore only twice at White Hart Lane.

Chelsea, who won the league by seven points last season, will visit Wembley on the second weekend of the season, August 19.

The Blues have been handed the toughest start to the season by far, with the sides now favourite to be in the top-four spots comes season's end (Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) all facing Ronald Koeman's side in the first five weeks.

The other EPL newcomer Huddersfield Town will play its first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal opens at home to Leicester City.

The 2017-18 Premier League fixtures were released this morning and we have taken it upon ourselves to predict the results of all the early matches involving the Big Six.

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After the English Premier League's conclusion less than a month ago, thoughts are already turning to the upcoming 2017-18 campaign.

Liverpool's manager demands rest and recovery in between games and his sides have traditionally struggled without it - as was proven in January this year.

Their latest confirmed friendly is a clash with Manchester City when the teams meet up in Reykjavic, Iceland on Friday, August 4. The return fixture at Goodison Park is scheduled for April 7.

Ironically the last match that Newcastle played in the Premier League before being relegated was also at home to Tottenham.

Pep Guardiola will be aiming for a much more successful second season at Manchester City after a trophyless first campaign, and they take on likely title rivals Liverpool early in the season, the Reds visiting the Etihad Stadium on September 9.

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.

It's highly unlikely that Arsene Wenger would go into the season as short of options as he was last season, the Frenchman reportedly pursuing some top targets to put Arsenal back in hunt for the Premier League title.

The challenge for Burnley is even greater as the champions have not lost on the opening day of the Premier League since going down to Coventry in 1998.