2015-16 Premier League Fixtures: Match Day 2 Sees Chelsea Away to Man City

Chelsea will begin the defense of their Premier League title at home to Swansea City.

The west Londoners coasted clear of the rest of the English top-flight sides by eight points in the 2014-15 season, as they claimed their fourth title in the Premier League era.

The new season begins on 8 August with the cracking opening day fixture being Manchester United at home to Tottenham Hotspur. The 20-time champions are expected to have boosted their squad in time for the starter with coach Louis van Gaal expected to make a statement of intent.

Arsenal are locked in a London Derby at home to West Ham United, who now have a Croatian as their new coach in Slaven Bilic.

Southampton are away to St. James’ Park, where coach Steve McClaren’s Toon Army would likely raise the decibel to deafening point.

Manchester City are away to West Bromwich Albions and Liverpool are presented with an immediate opportunity to bury, once and for all, memories of their final day 6-1 drubbing when they visit Stoke City.

Captain John Terry Celebrates With the Premier League Trophy after Last Season's Triumph. Image: Getty.
Captain John Terry Celebrates With the Premier League Trophy after Last Season’s Triumph. Image: Getty.

Relegation battlers at some points in the 2014-15 season, Leicester City and Sunderland, could kickoff on a save mode at the King Power stadium.

Bournemouth get their top-flight campaign off at home to Aston Villa, as fellow newcomers Watford will be off to Everton. Play-off winners Norwich host Crystal Palace.

Match Day two will present the first blockbuster fixture of the season when Chelsea travel up north to Man City. Jose Mourinho’s men will then face West Brom (A), Crystal Palace (H) and Everton (A).

Chelsea host Arsenal in September with both London giants aiming for early bragging right. Before that game, the Gunners face Palace (A), Liverpool (H), Newcastle (A) and Stoke City (H).

Man United visit Aston Villa on week two; entertains Newcastle United in the following game and then face a trip to Swansea.

After the Chelsea game, City are away to Everton, at home to Watford. The first Manchester Derby of the season is billed for Old Trafford on 24 October, with the Etihad leg scheduled for 19 March.

The busy Christmas period includes a top-of-the-bill cracker between United and
Chelsea at Old Trafford, with the reverse slated for 6 February.

Slaven Bilic’s Croatia defeated Steve McClaren’s England 2-1 in an Euro 2008 qualifier in November 2007 and both managers return for their first taste of the Wear Tyne Derby on 24 October at St. James’ Park.

The first Merseyside derby will hold at Goodison Park on 3 October, with the return leg slated for 27 February.

The North London rivalry between Arsenal and Tottenham will be re-enacted at the Emirate Stadium on 7 November.

The season runs until 15 May, when Chelsea ends their campaign at home to Leicester, Man United at home to Bournemouth, Arsenal at home to Aston Villa and Manchesterr City at Swansea, Liverpool will close out at West Brom, Tottenham at Newcastle, Everton host Norwich and Southampton at home to Palace.

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