Chelsea start against Burnley

Newcastle, the other promoted club, starts out at home against Tottenham.

In the opening round, Brighton's first ever Premier League game is at home against Man City, while Huddersfield's first top-tier game since 1972 is at Crystal Palace.

Alaves boss Mauricio Pellegrino remains the favourite to take over at Selhurst Park but reports on Wednesday say former City chief Pellegrini, who guided the Citizens to the Premier League title in 2013-14, is in talks over the position.

The Blues welcome Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge on November 4 and have a hard start to 2018 as they visit Arsenal, while a home clash with Liverpool in the penultimate outing of the season could prove pivotal in deciding the title.

Over the festive period, they will play Southampton on Boxing day and Swansea City on New Years Day, before finishing the campaign with games against West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City.

As for the rest, City's games at the beginning of April - against United and Tottenham - could be huge for their title hopes, while Liverpool will hope they don't suffer from fatigue at the beginning of 2018 in the same way they did this year.

One possibility is that the Southampton fixture will be reversed, with Slaven Bilic's side scheduled to visit St Mary's on March 31st, meaning that West Ham would play their first three games away from home.

Although Newcastle's run-in appears less intimidating, they do not get off lightly on the final day - with Chelsea the visitors to St James' Park.

The world championships finish on Sunday, August 13th and West Ham confirmed after the Premier League fixtures for 2017-18 had been released that their first home game will be against Huddersfield Town on September 9th.

TOTTENHAM already have to change a fixture at their temporary Wembley home next season due to the Rugby League Challenge Cup final.

  • Zachary Reyes