Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

Chelsea 1st to visit Tottenham at Wembley in Premier League

The Blues have been handed the toughest start to the season by far, with the sides now favourite to be in the top-four spots comes season's end (Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham) all facing Ronald Koeman's side in the first five weeks.

Elsewhere on the final day, Liverpool host Brighton, Chelsea will travel to St James' Park to face Newcastle and Tottenham face Leicester.

The other Premier League newcomers Huddersfield Town will play their first top-flight game in 45 years at Crystal Palace as Arsenal open at home to Leicester City.

Southampton are at home to Swansea City, Watford play Liverpool at Vicarage Road and West Brom play Bournemouth.

With the English Premier League set to kick off on Saturday August 12, 2017 we take a look at the top six teams on the table from last season.

The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal, while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14.

Atos has been responsible for compiling Premier League fixtures since its inception in 1992 and is now responsible for scheduling the 2,036 Premier League and EFL matches that comprise the 2017-18 season.

Although Liverpool supporters will be delighted with the team's efforts against fellow members of the top six, it's in this fixture they'll be desperate to get a win.

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

That's because of Chelsea's return to Europe and bad title defence last time out - and the money City have spent this summer, along with favourable fixtures, making them early favourites.

It is expected to be a testing campaign for Brighton following promotion as Sky Bet Championship runners-up, who face Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool in the final month of the season.

With both Brighton and Huddersfield favoured to be mired in a relegation battle they both face daunting run-ins at the end of the season.

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. There will be no time to settle into the fast pace of the Premier League - these newbies will need to hit the ground running, literally.

Questions have been raised about Tottenham's potential to perform at Wembley after a miserable run of results there in last season's Champions League, and Mauricio Pochettino's side will have a tough first test at their temporary home.

And the club will finish their campaign with a home game against champions Chelsea on May 13.

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