Chelsea first opponents for Spurs at new 'home' Wembley

Esther Moore
June 15, 2017

We've ranked the top-six's run-ins using the last season's average positions of their final six opponents, with newly-promoted Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

Chelsea begin the defence of their title with a home fixture at Stamford Bridge on the weekend of August 12/13 against Burnley, who had a bad time away from home last season.

The Gunners play Manchester United, Southampton, West Ham, Newcastle, Liverpool, Crystal Palace, West Brom and Chelsea over 30 days and will also have the Europa League to contend with in that time.

Spurs' first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte's champions on the second weekend of the season.

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.

Runners-up Tottenham start away from home for the seventh successive season. The first Manchester derby will be at Old Trafford on December 9, the same weekend as the Merseyside derby at Anfield.

Everton supporters have taken to social media to react to their confirmed fixture list - a fixture list that has left fans distraught.

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"The fans will enjoy being at home to Manchester City on Boxing Day".

West Ham United have the pleasure of playing their first three matches away from home due to The London Stadium's athletic restrictions. As for Man Utd, we face them at home on December 2nd, and go to Old Trafford on April 28th. David Wagner's Terriers face Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Arsenal in their final four games.

Spurs played their European games at Wembley last season and struggled.

Huddersfield Town are also in the Premier League for the first time and will head to Crystal Palace on the opening weekend, which is August 12 and 13.

After going to Anfield on August 26, Arsenal go to Chelsea on September 16 and City on November 4 - both after playing Europa League games on Thursday night.

United's first major test of the campaign comes on October 14 when they travel to Anfield.

Pochettino is still yet to lose a North London derby and Spurs' 2-0 win over Arsenal in April, in their last-ever meeting at White Hart Lane, confirmed Tottenham's first finish above their neighbours since 1994-95.

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