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Premier League fixtures announced for season 2016/17

Champions Leicester City will face newly promoted Hull City as they look to defend their most unlikely title. Liverpool travel to Arsenal in the opening day's biggest game.

Premier League fixtures announced for season 2016/17
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It's the day every fan loves and for those supporters of clubs in the English Premier League it is here...the fixtures for the upcoming season.

The Premier League have announced all the fixtures for the 2016/17 season and although these will be tweaked somewhat for TV scheduling, European competition etc, the opening day has thrown up a cracker - Arsenal vs Liverpool.

Can Leicester City's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri surprise us all again?

There is so much to have people excited about for the new season: new managers (Conte at Chelsea, José at Manchester United, Pep at City and Koeman at Everton), Klopp's first full season at Liverpool, and of course, all eyes will be on title holders Leicester City.

Ranieri's men will head to newly promoted Hull City on the first day, 13 August, hoping to get off to a flyer. The rest of the opening day games are:

Will Antonio Conte be checking his Chelsea fixtures today? Or maybe he has more pressing concerns with Italy.

Opening day weekend of 13 August 2016

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

A lot of the talk has been about Pep and José, reigniting their Barça v Madrid rivalry by taking hold of both the Manchester clubs. And we won't have to wait long to see them lock horns with their first meeting on the 10 September at Old Trafford.

Will David still be at United for these fixtures?

In recent years there has still been something to decide on the last day of the season and so the final games can be crucial. The 2016/17 campaign will conclude with the following matches:

Final day weekend of 14 May 2017

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

The other new element to the Premier League 2016/17 will be that there are regular Friday evening fixtures. The full list to plan your calendar.