Gus Poyet managed to guide Sunderland to narrowly avoiding relegation after a miraculous run-in at the end of the season, and with his own stamp on the team can help the club move forward once again.
Here are some of the highlights from Sunderland's fixture list to look out for:
Sunderland will face West Brom at the Hawthorns on the 16th August
Sunderland will play against Chelsea (A) at Stamford Bridge on the 24th May
Games against biggest rivals
Stoke: 4th October (H), 25th April (A)
Newcastle: 20th December (A), 4th April (H)
Over the festive period
Sunderland will play over the festive period Hull (H) on Boxing Day, Aston Villa (A) on 28th December and Man City (A) on New Year's Day.
Full fixture list:
Premier League Fixtures 2014/15 club by club
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