Stoke City new boss Mark Hughes will make his return to management with a tough assignment at Anfield against a Liverpool side already revamping in preparation for a top four push in the upcoming season.
Paul Lambert’s Aston Villa who did just enough to survive relegation will travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal while Manchester City’s Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini will begin his stint at the Eitihad against Newcastle United.
Promoted side Hull City will start life in the Premier League against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Champions Manchester United begin their title defence away at Swansea City in David Moyes’ first game as the Red Devils’ manager.
Moyes’ former club Everton travel to Norwich while Tottenham Hotspurs make the trip to Crystal Palace, a game that Villas Boas’ men may play without the reliable Gareth Bale should he cross to Spain as widely expected.
Other fixtures will see Southampton and Sunderland host West Brom and Fulham respectively as West Ham take on promoted side Cardiff at Upton Park.
All the first leg fixtures will played on the weekend of August 17-19.
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