Published: Tue, June 27, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Arsenal fans trolling Tottenham after Huddersfield promotion

Arsenal fans trolling Tottenham after Huddersfield promotion

Chelsea will open the defence of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of August 12-13.

It then gets more hard for Antonio Conte and his team, which takes on Tottenham in the second round before games against Leicester away and Manchester City, Arsenal and Everton at home as part of their first seven games.

Newly-promoted Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion begin their respective campaigns with tough home tests against Spurs and Manchester City respectively.

Newcastle hammered Tottenham 5-1 in their most recent Premier League game at St James' Park and it will be last season's runners-up Spurs who visit Rafa Benitez's side on the opening day.

The first Manchester derby comes on the 9th December while United have a decent run-in with games against West Brom, Bournemouth, Brighton and Watford either side of the Arsenal clash.

As for their first game at Wembley of the season, Chelsea the reigning champions would have been one of the more desirable fixtures to kick of this new Tottenham era.

Speaking of a derby, the all-Manchester affair between City and United at the Etihad Stadium in early April will speak volumes about both team's title challenges.

Christmas and New Year sees teams lined up to play four matches over 10 days between December 23 and January 1 - Arsenal against Chelsea on New Year's Day looks the pick of the festive matches.

The premiership teams are beefing up their squads ahead of pre-season and the league but what should fans expect?

Hughton told The Argus: "It's a big day for any club, but it will be a bigger day for us, a realisation of Premier League football". Manchester City travel to Newcastle.

In their first top flight game since 1972, 45 long years, fairytale Championship playoff winners Huddersfield Town head south to London to play Crystal Palace.

Liverpool and Chelsea played out a couple of entertaining fixtures last season and next season should be no different.

Arsenal and Tottenham will meet in the north London derby at the Emirates Stadium a few weeks earlier on 18th November.

Quite amusing really, especially if they are given a home match and end up getting hammered in front of their own expectant fans.

Expect the same top six as last season to once again be the main contenders for the title.

The Kop faithful always look forward to showdowns with bitter rivals Manchester United and the first meeting between the two sides will be at Anfield on October 14. They have three games directly after the Champions league group stages against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United (April 7).

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