Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

Fulham's Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic watches from the touchline during the English Championship play-off final football match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Wembley Stadium

This is first time a club has been allowed to play home games at two venues in the same season.

Spurs' new ground is close to completion but will not be ready for the start of the Premier League season.

Please note that all fixtures are subject to change for the purposes of television coverage or due to participation in European competition.

And the key fixtures remain the first that demand the attention, with the titanic battles between the main title challengers always primed to be pivotal dates in the calendar.

The opening day of the season has the whopper clash between Arsenal and their tormentors from last season, the champions Manchester City.

It is a similar story for neighbours United, who begin at home to Leicester.

Absolutely, it is the game before the season starts.

Jose Mourinho will take his United side to Anfield and everyone will be hoping for more excitement than last year's 0-0 draw [barring a David De Gea wonder-save] provided.

The match will mark the 3 time that an International Champions Cup game is held in Ireland and the second time to the Aviva Stadium and will be just one of 27 matches that will take place across the United States, Singapore and Europe.

A home game against Arsenal on Saturday 27 April, will be followed by a visit to Manchester City a week later before the team return to King Power Stadium to host Chelsea on the final day on Sunday 12 May.

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