Chelsea to begin title defense at home to Burnley in English Premier League

by June 14th, 2017

Chelsea will begin their title defense at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of August 12-13 

Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester city and Huddersfield visit crystal palace.

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

The precise date of games will be set once TV schedules have been decided.

The league season is set to finish on Sunday may 13 2018 – a week earlier than last season – with the FIFA World Cup in Russia starting on junk 14.