Premier League fixtures 2015-16: Spurs start at United, Chelsea get Swans and West Ham at Arsenal

 
Frank Dalleres
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Tottenham are set to visit Manchester United in the most eye-catching fixture of the Premier League’s opening weekend, while Chelsea begin their title defence at home to Swansea.
FA Cup winners Arsenal host West Ham in a London derby that marks Slaven Bilic’s first league match as Hammers manager, while Crystal Palace travel to promoted Norwich.
Liverpool begin with a trip to Stoke – a repeat of their final game of last term, in which the Potters won 6-1 – and Manchester City are away to West Brom.
Bournemouth play Aston Villa at home, while Watford, the other top-flight newcomers, face Everton at Goodison Park. The fixtures take place on the weekend of 8 August.
City host Chelsea in a clash of last term’s top two the following weekend, while Arsenal meet Liverpool at Emirates Stadium in the next round of fixtures on 22 August.
Chelsea welcome the Gunners to Stamford Bridge on 19 September, Spurs host City the following weekend and Arsenal host United on 3 October.
West Ham’s final match at Upton Park, before they move to the Olympic Stadium next summer, is against Swansea on the penultimate weekend of the season.
OPENING WEEKEND
Saturday 8 August
Arsenal v West Ham
Bournemouth v Aston Villa
Chelsea v Swansea
Everton v Watford
Leicester v Sunderland
Man Utd v Tottenham
Newcastle v Southampton
Norwich v Crystal Palace
Stoke v Liverpool
West Brom v Man City
NB: Provisional date only. Games liable to be moved for broadcast

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