Premier League fixtures are announced

Chelsea ready to defend their title
Chelsea ready to defend their title

The old season has only just finished and already the fixtures for the new season have been revealed - here is the opening days fixtures:

Arsenal v West Ham

Bournemouth v Aston Villa

Chelsea v Swansea

Everton v Watford

Leicester v Sunderland 

Manchester United v Tottenham

Newcastle v Southampton

Norwich v Crystal Palace

Stoke v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City

Manchester United´s game Tottenham at Old Trafford is the stand-out fixture of the opening weekend, with champions Chelsea set to face a tricky opening match against Swansea at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will face a quick return to Stoke Britannia Stadium, just a few weeks after his darkest hour as Reds boss saw his side lose 6-1 against Stoke.

Newly promoted Bournemouth will be looking to get their debut season in the Premier League off to a flier as they entertain Aston Villa, while fellow promoted side Norwich take on Crystal Palace and Watford face a daunting trip to Everton.

We've also broken down when the big teams play each other.

Check out the most important clashes in the calendar right here.