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But, the Premier League wasn’t going to live quietly for long as the fixtures for the new season are out. Fans are getting their calendars out to mark the key dates in their club’s campaign, starting with August 11th and 12th.
It will be a ‘baptism of fire’ for new Arsenal boss Unai Emery as champions Manchester City head to the Emirates for a star-studded opening weekend game. With Chelsea away next to tackle, it’s a hard-hitting welcome to English football for the Spaniard.
Elsewhere, Nuno Espirito Santo makes his Premier League debut by welcoming Everton to Molineux, a first test for Marco Silva as head of the Blues. Fulham start with a London Derby against Crystal Palace at Craven Cottage and Cardiff visit Bournemouth, their first top flight games since 2014.
As for Spurs, their new multi-million-pound home is on hold, they travel to Newcastle. Manchester United host Leicester City, Liverpool welcome West Ham and Chelsea kick-off away to Huddersfield.
A few more eye-catching fixtures down the line include Spurs’ eventual unveiling at their new stadium, facing Liverpool on 15th/16th September. Harry Kane and co. will also note the North London Derby will centre at The Emirates on 1st December.
As for Jurgen Klopp’s side their schedule means they are away before every Champions League group game, with Spurs, Chelsea and Arsenal some of the sides testing the Reds resiliency.
Few will relish the renewal of Premier League football than fans of Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham.
A trip to Leicester is second for Wolves along with a tough finish with Liverpool on the final day.
Fulham fans are treated to back-to-back derbies with Spurs heading to the Cottage on match-day two, whilst Cardiff’s first home tie is with Newcastle.