• Premier League 2018-19 fixtures released: Arsenal host Manchester City on opening day

    Manchester City's Vincent Kompany (centre) celebrates with the Premier League Trophy

    Arsenal will host Manchester City on the opening day of the 2018-19 Premier League season.

    Unai Emery’s first league match in charge of the Gunners sees him face off against Pep Guardiola’s record-breaking champions at Emirates Stadium.

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    Manchester United start with a home game against Leicester City, while Chelsea are away to Huddersfield Town.

    Tottenham travel to Newcastle United for the second opening day in a row and West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini’s first match back in the Premier League will be a daunting visit to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

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    Championship winners Wolves start at home to Everton, Fulham host Crystal Palace in a London derby and Cardiff City head to England’s south coast to take on Bournemouth.

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    The matches will take place over the weekend of August 11-12, subject to changes based on live broadcasts.

    Premier League 2018-19 opening matches:

    Bournemouth v Cardiff City
    Arsenal v Manchester City
    Fulham v Crystal Palace
    Huddersfield Town v Chelsea
    Liverpool v West Ham
    Manchester United v Leicester City
    Newcastle United v Tottenham
    Southampton v Burnley
    Watford v Brighton and Hove Albion
    Wolves v Everton

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