Champions Chelsea to host Burnley in EPL season opener


London, ENGLAND: Chelsea will open their title defense at home to Burnley when the English Premier League EPL 2017/18 season kick- off on the weekend of August 13-14, 2017.

The fixtures released Wednesday by the English Football Association FA, will see Manchester United host West Ham, Arsenal welcome Leicester and Man City travel to newbie Brighton on day one.

Meanwhile, Harambee Stars captain Victor Wanyama’s Tottenham Hotspurs visit Newcastle on their their top-flight comeback, and Liverpool face a trip to Watford.

Another Premier League newcomer Huddersfield will be away at Crystal Palace, while Everton get started at Goodison Park against Stoke.

Southampton’s campaign begins at home against relegation survivors Swansea while West Brom welcomes Bournemouth at the Hawthorns.