Premier League Fixtures 2017/18 - when are the biggest games?

The 2017/18 Premier League fixtures have been released today with some interesting fixtures to look out for.
The 2017/18 Premier League fixtures have been released today with some interesting fixtures to look out for.
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The 2017/18 Premier League fixtures have been released today but what are the games to look out for?

There are some interesting matches to kick-off the new season on 12-13 August.

Champions Chelsea will look to start their title defence with a home game against Burnley at Stamford Bridge. However, this is the first match of what appears to be a tricky start for the Blues as they also face Spurs, Everton, Leicester City and Arsenal in the opening weeks of the season.

Newcastle United will host Tottenham Hotspur in their first game since winning The Championship league title, whilst Huddersfield Town will visit Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace and Brighton & Hove Albion will welcome Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to the AMEX Stadium.

There are some early clashes between the bigger sides in the division with Arsene Wenger's Arsenal having to travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on matchday three before Klopp's men then travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on matchday four.

The early run of fixtures appear to have been kind to Manchester United as Jose Mourinho's side do not face a fellow Champions League qualifier until they visit Anfield on the weekend of 14 October. They then face Jurgen Klopp's side again at Old Trafford on 10 March.

Spurs face Chelsea in their first league game at Wembley in the second week of the season. It will be interesting to see how last year's runners up will fare having struggled at the national stadium in the Champions League last campaign.

There are some intriguing fixtures over what will be a hectic festive period. Liverpool will travel to the Emirates Stadium to face Arsenal just two days before Christmas whilst the Gunners will also host Antonio Conte's Blues on New Year's Day in what could be a crucial period for Wenger's men.

The first Manchester derby of the season will be taking place on 9 December at Old Trafford with the return fixture on 7 April at the Etihad Stadium. Remarkably, both of the Merseyside derbies between Liverpool and Everton fall on the same weekends. However, for the first time in a while, the first derby will be held at Anfield.

It looks like an extremely difficult end to the season for Premier League newbies Huddersfield Town. David Wagner's Terriers face Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal in their final four games. Elsewhere on the final day, Liverpool host Brighton, Chelsea will travel to St James' Park to face Newcastle and Tottenham face Leicester.

Supporters of all the Premier League clubs will have to hold off their plans on what games they plan on attending with many yet due to change for television.

Attention will now turn to the English Football League with fixtures being released on 21 June which both Sheffield Wednesday and Sheffield United supporters will be looking out for.