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Champions Leicester vs Hull: Check out EPL's opening day fixtures

June 15, 2016 16:35 IST
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IMAGE: Young fans of English Premier League champions Leicester City. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Champions Leicester City will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to newly promoted Hull City on August 13, according to the 2016-17 fixtures released on Wednesday.

Claudio Ranieri's side face a tricky opening period in the new season, as they host Arsenal on August 20, before away trips to Liverpool and Manchester United during their first six fixtures.

Last season's runners-up Arsenal host Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on the opening day, while newly appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho starts his tenure with a trip to Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola will make his league debut as Manchester City manager when his team host Sunderland, who narrowly avoided relegation last season.

Guardiola and Mourinho will renew their rivalry in the highly anticipated first Manchester derby at Old Trafford on September 10.

Antonio Conte will begin his managerial career at Chelsea with a feisty London derby against West Ham United at Stamford Bridge, while Slaven Bilic's men begin a new era at the Olympic Stadium on August 20 against Bournemouth.

Mourinho will return to his old stomping grounds when Chelsea host Manchester United on October 22, a week after the Portuguese's former club host Leicester City.

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham Hotspur begin their league challenge against Everton, who named Ronald Koeman as their manager on Tuesday.

Arsenal will host Tottenham Hotspur in the first north London derby on November 5 while the other eagerly anticipated derby clash, between Merseyside clubs Liverpool and Everton, takes place at Goodison Park on December 17.

Burnley will mark their return to England's top-flight by welcoming Swansea City, while Middlesbrough host Stoke City.

Full list of opening day fixtures on August 13:

Arsenal v Liverpool

Bournemouth v Manchester United

Burnley v Swansea City

Chelsea v West Ham United

Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion

Everton v Tottenham Hotspur

Hull City v Leicester City

Manchester City v Sunderland

Middlesbrough v Stoke City

Southampton v Watford

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