BPL 2013/14 Fixtures PublishedWednesday, June 19, 2013
The Premier League fixtures for the 2013-14 season have been released and the opening round of matches are as follows:
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Hull
Crystal Palace v Tottenham
Liverpool v Stoke
Man City v Newcastle
Norwich v Everton
Sunderland v Fulham
Swansea v Man Utd
West Brom v Southampton
West Ham v Cardiff
Manchester United begin the post-Ferguson era with some tough tests for new manager David Moyes. The Red Devils travel to Michael Laudrup's Swansea City on the opening weekend - and also face Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City within the first five weeks of the season.
Incoming Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini will be hoping for a positive start and he has been handed a decent opportunity for three-points with an opening game against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium.
Jose Mourinho begins his second spell as Chelsea manager back at Stamford Bridge against newly promoted Hull City, with all of the promoted teams having it pretty tough on the opening weekend, as Cardiff City travel to West Ham and Crystal Palace host Tottenham at Selhurst Park.
Arsenal and Liverpool will be hoping for a strong start as they begin the new campaign with home games against Aston Villa and Stoke City respectively, while new Everton boss Roberto Martinez begins with a tricky trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City.
Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland kick things off at home to notoriously poor travellers Fulham and West Brom get things underway at home to Southampton.
All opening fixtures will played on the weekend of August 17-19.
Click here to view the fixtures for the entire 2013-14 season.