Pep Guardiola

Premier League champions Leicester City will begin their title defence at promoted Hull City on 13 August.

The big game of the opening weekend sees Arsenal host Liverpool, according to the fixtures released Wednesday morning by the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will not have long to wait to meet, with their new clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City respectively, due to clash at Old Trafford on 10 September.

And West Ham’s first league match at their new Olympic Stadium home will be against Bournemouth on 20 August.

For the first time, there will be regular Premier League fixtures held on a Friday night.

Other key moments will see Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United side face Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, his former club, at Stamford Bridge on 22 October.

The first north London derby, at the Emirates, is scheduled for 5 November while the first Merseyside derby is at Goodison Park on 17 December.

And Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on Guardiola’s Manchester City at Anfield on New Year’s Eve

Opening fixtures:

13 August 2016:

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United

Arsenal v Liverpool

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

Final games of the 2016/2017 Season:

21 May 2017:

Arsenal v Everton

Burnley v West Ham United

Chelsea v Sunderland

Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City v Bournemouth

Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Southampton v Stoke City

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Watford v Manchester City