The new Premier League season has started just 48 days after the previous campaign ended. The top-flight’s 20 clubs will now begin their missions to finish as high up the table as possible.
Fulham and Arsenal kick things off in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture.
But the standout game sees champions Liverpool take on Leeds, who are back in top division for the first time since 2004.
The Reds ended their 30-year wait for a league title last season, while also winning their first Premier League trophy.
On only eight occasions in the 28 seasons of the competition have the Premier League champions lifted the trophy again in the following campaign.
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“We’ve got a brilliant campaign to look forward to,” says Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.
“It’s going to be tight at the top. History has shown it is difficult to win a title back-to-back.”
Manchester City and Manchester United won’t be involved until the second round of fixtures after being given an extended break due to the involvement in European competition.
West Brom and play-off winners Fulham make up the other promoted side this term.
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Premier League results
Saturday, September 12
12:30 Fulham vs Arsenal (BT Sport)
15:00 Crystal Palace vs Southampton (BT Sport)
17:30 Liverpool vs Leeds (Sky Sports)
20:00 West Ham vs Newcastle (Sky Sports)
Sunday, September 13
14:00 West Brom vs Leicester (Sky Sports)
16:30 Tottenham vs Everton (Sky Sports)
Monday, September 14
18:00 Sheffield Utd vs Wolves (Sky Sports)
20:15 Brighton vs Chelsea (Sky Sports)
Burnley vs Man Utd
Man City vs Aston Villa
Premier League upcoming fixtures
Saturday, September 19
12:30 Everton v West Brom (BT Sport)
15:00 Leeds v Fulham (BT Sport)
17:30 Man Utd v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
20:00 Arsenal v West Ham (Sky Sports)
Sunday, September 20
12:00 Southampton vs Tottenham (BT Sport)
14:00 Newcastle vs Brighton (Sky Sports)
16:30 Chelsea vs Liverpool (Sky Sports)
19:00 Leicester vs Burnley (BBC Sport)
Monday, September 21
18:00 Aston Villa vs Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports)
20:15 Wolves vs Man City (Sky Sports)
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