The English Premier League  kicks off this weekend with Manchester City  looking for a good start to their defence against newly-promoted Southampton  on Sunday.Meanwhile, Manchester United  get their campaign under way on Monday night against Everton  at Goodison Park.However, the match of the weekend looks set to be Newcastle v Tottenham on Saturday evening. The pair fought out a long battle last season to land the coveted fourth spot - both hoping to secure Champions League football.
ere are the fixtures for the first week of the season.
And don't forget we want to here you views on the coming campaign, who will win? Who will be relegated? Which players are going to soar? And which are going to flop? Comment below.
Times are local to the UAE.
Saturday, August 18
Arsenal v Sunderland (5pm)
Fulham v Norwich City (5pm)
Queens Park Rangers v Swansea City (5pm)
Reading v Stoke City (5pm)
West Bromwich Albion v Liverpool (5pm)
West Ham United v Aston Villa (5pm)
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur (7.30pm)
Sunday, August 19
Wigan Athletic v Chelsea (3.30pm)
Manchester City v Southampton (6pm)
Monday, August 20
Everton v Manchester United (10pm)
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