Arsenal to kick off at Liverpool

CHAMPIONS Chelsea have been handed a gentle start to their Premier League title defence, but London rivals Arsenal will begin their campaign with a daunting trip to Liverpool.

The Blues’ tricky run-in includes the visit of Tottenham and a trip to Manchester United and they finish with an away clash at Everton.

Arsenal also face United in the last six games, along with Liverpool and Aston Villa – all three at home – and end their campaign at Fulham.

Tottenham have a tricky opener at Manchester City and wind up with trips to both Chelsea and Liverpool. West Ham’s brutal opening run includes clashes with Villa, United, Chelsea and Tottenham, while Fulham start with two away games and a visit from United.