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PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES: 2016/2017 SEASON

PREM4The much coveted English Premier League season, 2016/2017 is set to commence on August 13, 2016 and this season promises to be the beginning of what many have been anticipating as the tactical revolution in English football.

The arrival of phenomenal Coaches, Pep Guardiola (Man City), Antonio Conte (Chelsea), Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), to join Premier League winning Coach, Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City  Premier), the impressive trio of Mauricio Pochetino (Spurs) Ronald Koeman (Former Southampton now Everton) and Slavan Bilic (West Ham), as well as the settling Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and the immovable Arsene Wenger (Arsenal), have set the stage for a combustible mix of football extravanganza that will surely take the EPL to heights, never achieved in the a very long time.

PREM7The excitement in store for the new season, is spiced by the fact the traditional usual suspects for the Premier League crown performed so woefully last season, which not only allowed a dogged Leicester city to take the title in style, but has now raised the stakes very high for them in this coming season.

Also in store, is the mouth-watering prospect of a number of brilliant, top flight performers like Zlatan Ibrahimovich, Granit Xhaka and an A-list of outstanding footballers waiting in the wings to be snapped up before the close of the transfer window and launched into the Premier League, once the Euro 2016, the Copa America and even the Rio Olympics are done and dusted with.

League champions Leicester City will begin their title defence at promoted Hull City on 13 August. The big game of the opening weekend sees Arsenal host Liverpool, while FA Cup Champions Manchester United are away to newly promoted Bournemouth.

PREM1Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will not have long to wait to meet, with their new clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City respectively, due to clash at Old Trafford on 10 September.

And West Ham’s first league match at their new Olympic Stadium home will be against Bournemouth on 20 August.

Mourinho faces Antonio Conte’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on 22 October

The first north London derby, at Emirates Stadium, is scheduled for 5 November

The first Merseyside derby is at Goodison Park on 17 December

And Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool host Manchester City on New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2016.

 OPENING FIXTURES: 13 AUGUST, 2016

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Arsenal v Liverpool

Bournemouth v Manchester United

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

FINAL GAMES: 21 MAY, 2017

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Arsenal v Everton

Burnley v West Ham United

Chelsea v Sunderland

Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur

Leicester City v Bournemouth

Liverpool v Middlesbrough

Manchester United v Crystal Palace

Southampton v Stoke City

Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion

Watford v Manchester City

 

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