Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

It will be West Ham's final friendly clash before their opening Premier League fixture at Manchester United the following weekend.

Chelsea will want to secure the Premier League once again before the final two games of the season.

Tottenham's first Premier League match at Wembley is against Chelsea on the second weekend.

The first Manchester derby of the season will be played at Old Trafford on 9th December, the same weekend that will see Liverpool host Everton at Anfield in the first Merseyside derby.

Arsenal will kick off their new campaign at the Emirates Stadium against Leicester City. The Gunners will conclude their festive football season with a home game against Chelsea.

United's first significant test in their attempt to improve substantially on last season's sixth-place finish comes courtesy of a trip to Liverpool on October 14, and a home game versus Arsenal and Mourinho's nemesis Arsene Wenger on April 28 figures to be particularly important to any title or Champions League aspirations.

Chelsea will open the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of August 12-13.

Key to Tottenham's title hopes will be a five-week spell starting on October 21, which sees Spurs take on Liverpool, Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Arsenal. Sandwiched between the Champions League Round of 16 legs, Chelsea have back-to-back away matches against the Manchester clubs.

Tottenham will be the home side, but they will be getting used to their new surroundings as they play at Wembley while White Hart Lane is rebuilt.

"Newcastle have just come up [as Championship winners] and I'm sure the atmosphere will be fantastic for their first game back in the Premier League".

The fixtures for the 2017/2018 campaign were released on Wednesday morning, with both London clubs quick to point out they would need to seek alternative arrangements for certain matches.

The Premier League season begins on August 12.

City also have a huge amount of time before they face any of the top sides, allowing their new signings to settle, with Chelsea away on the seventh weekend of the season their singular visit to one of last season's top seven before December hits.

Those are: Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City, Burnley, and Southampton. Still, this is another crucial game for Arsenal, which will set the tone going into the holiday period.

Chelsea won both August home fixtures 3-0, and a season-opener away 3-1.

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