The fixtures for the 2016/17 Premier League season have been announced and Antonio Conte’s first competitive game in charge of Chelsea will be a London derby at Stamford Bridge.
West Ham United are our opponents on the opening weekend with our first away game taking place at Watford. We host Liverpool, champions Leicester and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United in consecutive home games in September and October.
Tottenham visit the Bridge in late November ahead of a trip to Manchester City. We have home fixtures on Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, against Bournemouth and Stoke respectively, before the return game against Spurs kicks off 2017.
Leicester and Liverpool are the next away games with Arsenal’s visit to west London set for Saturday 4 February. Our maiden trip to West Ham’s Olympic Stadium is exactly a month later.
We play both Manchester clubs in April and bring the curtain down on the season away to West Brom and, in our final game, at home to Sunderland on Sunday 21 May.
Please note: All the fixtures are subject to change due to live television broadcast selections and the impact of other competitions on the schedule. Matches against opponents competing in the Europa League (currently Manchester United, Southampton and West Ham) may be moved to a Sunday due to those teams playing in Europe the preceding Thursday).
This season, a selection of Premier League games will be moved to Friday evenings for live TV coverage.
Any changes to the dates for the matches in August and September are expected to be announced by 6 July.
The approximate commencement dates for broadcast selections for the whole season are:
Month of Matches Commencement Date
August to September 15 June
October to November 7 July
December to January 14 September
February 14 November
March Second working day in January
April 27 January
May 22 March
(Round 38 matches selected after all clubs have played 37 matches)