Swansea City's 2016-17 Premier League fixtures announced

The Premier League fixtures for the 2016/17 season were announced today.

So now we know who Sunderland will take on and when - subject to the TV companies getting their hands on the fixtures.

Another of the influx of top-class continental European coaches, Jurgen Klopp, will begin his first full season in charge of Liverpool by taking his team to face Arsene Wenger's Arsenal.

Probably the most intriguing game, though, is Arsenal vs. Liverpool.

Mourinho and the Blues were synonymous with each other for a number of years as he won three Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, but after they sacked him for a second time in December, he decided it was time to manage another English club.

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

The Premier League season is due to kick-off on August 13, although the fixtures are subject to TV changes.

Chelsea will face Liverpool come September 17, and the next weekend sees Chelsea go against Arsenal in their sixth EPL fixture.

After finishing fourth in 2015/16 City will face an early season playoff to qualify for the group stages of the competition.

It is good news for defending champions Leicester City, who will be at home after each of their six group games (Burnley, Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Brom, Middlesbrough, Manchester City).

No team drew more matches than Everton (14) in Premier League last season and Ronald Koeman's new team have also been prolific in seeing their inaugural games end level.

Chelsea will hope to make a strong start, with their opener against West Ham followed by games against Watford (away), Burnley (home) and Swansea (away).

There will not be long to wait for the first Manchester derby between Mourinho and Guardiola, which takes place on 11 September (AEST) at Old Trafford - the fourth week of the season - with an Etihad Stadium meeting pencilled in for 26 February (AEST).

West Ham's first game at the Olympic Stadium will be on August 20th against Bournemouth. The club's qualifying round matches will occur before games against Stoke (A) and West Ham (H).

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