Premier League fixtures: Arsenal v Liverpool, Chelsea v West Ham, Bournemouth v Manchester United and Manchester v Sunderland on first weekend of new season

 
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Arsenal at home to Liverpool is one of the key fixtures of a mouth-watering opening weekend (Source: Getty)

Runners-up Arsenal are set to host Liverpool and new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will begin his tenure with a London derby against West Ham on the first day of the 2016-17 Premier League season.

Jose Mourinho kicks off his Manchester United reign at Bournemouth, Manchester City host Sunderland in their first competitive game under Pep Guardiola and Tottenham travel to Everton.

Champions Leicester begin their defence at newly-promoted Hull, while FA Cup finalists Crystal Palace welcome West Brom to Selhurst Park. The fixtures take place on the weekend of 13 August.

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The Foxes have received a boost for their debut Champions League campaign as they are scheduled to play at home after all six group matches.

Arsenal are at home on four of their six, Manchester City on three and Spurs two.

Bitter rivals Guardiola and Mourinho do not have to wait long to renew hostilities, with City travelling to Old Trafford on the fourth round of fixtures, the weekend of 10 September.

Everton boss Ronaldo Koeman can expect a hostile reception when he takes his new team to Southampton on 26 November.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino faces three London derbies in succession in November, with Spurs hosting West Ham in between visits to Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Hammers’ first Premier League match in the Olympic Stadium is due to be against Bournemouth on the weekend of 20 August.

Opening day fixtures

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

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