Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City

Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City

Tottenham must confirm by Friday whether they will need to use Wembley - their home ground for 2017-18 - for any games next season.

The games against Manchester United will first be staged at the Etihad Stadium on 10 November, while the game across the city at Old Trafford will be featured on 16 March.

We have ranked the 20 Premier League sides' first six games of the season in order of difficulty based on last season's finishing positions, with newly-promoted Wolves, Cardiff and Fulham taking 18th, 19th and 20th respectively.

Indeed, the champions will face all of the three promoted teams in their opening six games before a hard August sees them take on Liverpool, Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur, all of whom finished in the top seven last season.

Liverpool's pre-Europe travels The Premier League has released dates for all 380 matches, but none have been allotted kick-off times as broadcasters are yet to decide which games will be televised.

City look to experience a tough month in October with away trips to Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur and a home game against Burnley.

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Tottenham are away to Newcastle United on the opening weekend on Aug 11-12. Their first match at their new stadium, on the site of White Hart Lane, will be against Liverpool on September 15.

Sky Sports have ranked all 20 clubs in terms of who has the most hard set of fixtures to open the 2018/19 season.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is allegedly "angered" by Liverpool's fixture list for the 2018/19 campaign.

Manchester City are next in line with nine years unbeaten, but their run is perhaps more impressive for being compiled entirely in the Premier League and with eight wins - most recently a 2-0 success against Brighton last season - to only one draw.

With the release of City's 2018/19 Premier League fixtures, we analyse the stand-out matches and potentially key periods.

Fulham begin with London derbies against Crystal Palace and Tottenham, while Cardiff follow their opener at Bournemouth with a home game against Newcastle.

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