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Press Association Sport understands the Premier League was aware of both issues for the start of the new season.

The first Manchester derby of the season at Old Trafford is scheduled for December 9, the week after United have travelled to Arsenal, while the first meeting of the campaign between the Red Devils and Liverpool is on October 14.

Elsewhere, other huge clashes at the Emirates Stadium include Manchester United on December 2nd, Liverpool on December 23rd, Chelsea on January 3rd and Manchester City on March 24th.

Speaking after yesterday's fixtures announcement the Argentinian was evidently excited about trying to win Spurs' first Premier League crown, but conceded that this is a time for the players to rest and ensure they return to training in shape. The Gunners will conclude their festive football season with a home game against Chelsea.

The fixtures for the new Premier League season were announced today but Tottenham Hotspur have encountered an issue as a outcome of having to play all of their home games at Wembley in the 2017/18 campaign.

Manchester United also have a nice long wait until they face a heavyweight rival - Liverpool in October - but their run of matches comes against teams expected to be around mid-table rather than relegation fodder.

Bookies reacted to the fixtures publication with William Hill making Chelsea 3/1 second favorite to retain its title, with City 2/1 the favorite.

Spurs' first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte's champions on the second weekend of the season.

Well, the folks at bwin have crunched the odds to calculate which club has the easiest and trickiest start over the first 10 Premier League games - and the evidence there is firmly against putting too much stock in Everton players early on.

Fixtures are now available for each of the 20 Premier League clubs.

In the end of season run-in, Chelsea play Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in the penultimate round of fixtures, and United host Arsenal the weekend before on April 28.

During the 2016/17 campaign, Tottenham hosted Sunderland and Manchester City after European matches and visited Bournemouth, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United.

Huddersfield make their Premier League debut at Crystal Palace, before hosting fellow newcomers Newcastle a week later and completing their August schedule at home to Southampton.

"Our opening fixtures in August will be played away from home as London Stadium welcomes the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships for a once-in-a-generation occasion", the club said on their website. They struggled there in Europe last season and lost 4-2 to Chelsea there in the FA semi-final earlier this year.

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