2017/18 Premier League fixture list: Tottenham and Chelsea contest first ever Premier League game at Wembley Stadium

Chelsea Premier League championsMichael Regan / Getty ImagesDefending Premier League champions Chelsea host Burnley on the first game of the 2017-2018 season.

The fixtures for the 2017-2018 Premier League season have been released.

Chelsea begins the defence of its title on the weekend of August 12-13, as the club welcomes Burnley to Stamford Bridge.

Newly-promoted Brighton & Hove Albion has a top-flight baptism of fire as it takes on Manchester City at the Falmer Stadium. Championship winner Newcastle United clashes with Tottenham Hotspur at St James’s Park, while Huddersfield Town travels to Crystal Palace.

Here is the opening weekend schedule in full:

In total there are 380 matches to be contested in what promises to be another dramatic edition of Premier League football.

Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, and Arsenal will all have title-winning ambitions, while clubs like Huddersfield, Watford, and Burnley will be desperate to avoid relegation.

The league is scheduled to finish on Sunday, May 13 — earlier than usual — in order to accommodate the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia, which begin on June 14.

Here are the biggest matches to look out for:

Harry Kane scoring against ArsenalClive Rose / Getty ImagesTottenham reignite their North London rivalry with Arsenal in November.

August 19 — Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

September 30 — Chelsea v Manchester City

October 14 — Liverpool v Manchester United

November 4 — Chelsea v Manchester United

November 4 — Manchester City v Arsenal

November 18 — Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur

December 2 — Arsenal v Manchester United

December 2 — Chelsea v Newcastle United

December 9 — Liverpool v Everton

December 9 — Manchester United v Manchester City

January 1 — Arsenal v Chelsea

January 31 — Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United

February 10 — Southampton v Liverpool

February 10 — Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal

February 24 — Manchester United v Chelsea

March 3 — Liverpool v Newcastle United

March 10 — Manchester United v Liverpool

March 31 — Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

April 7 — Everton v Liverpool

April 7 — Manchester City v Manchester United

April 28 — Manchester United v Arsenal

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