Premier League fixture list unveiled: David Moyes and Jose Mourinho on an early collision course
Chelsea travel to Old Trafford to play Manchester United in their second game of the season
The fixtures for the 2013/14 Premier League season have been revealed as anticipation over a new season increases.
Champions Manchester United will open the defence of their title away against Swansea, but it is their second fixture of the season that promises to kick the new campaign into life.
David Moyes' first Premier League game at Old Trafford will be against Jose Mourinho's Chelsea in a match that promises to give an early indication of where the title might end up come mid-May.
And things won't get any easier for the new United manager in his next match. He will take his side to Anfield to play Liverpool. A home game against Crystal Palace follows but then United play away against Manchester City in what is a nightmare opening five fixtures for Moyes.
While Mourinho's second game is at Old Trafford he will face an easier return to the Premier League in his first game, a home match against newly-promoted Hull.
Other Premier League title contenders Manchester City and Arsenal also start their campaigns at home, against Newcastle and Aston Villa respectively.
For Tottenham, a mouth-watering London derby against newly-promoted Crystal Palace awaits.
Cardiff - Championship winners last season - start their campaign at West Ham then have home games against Manchester City and Everton.
Roberto Martinez's first competitive match as Toffees manager is at Norwich, while Merseyside rivals Liverpool start with a home game against Mark Hughes' Stoke.
Elsewhere, Paolo Di Canio's Sunderland start with a home match against Fulham, while West Brom face Southampton at the Hawthorns.
Hull's fans will relish their festive programme, with Manchester United heading to the KC Stadium on Boxing Day, while Manchester City against Liverpool is another tasty-looking December 26 encounter.
The season wraps up on May 11, with three of the expected title chasers finishing on the road. Chelsea head to Cardiff, Manchester United go to Southampton and Arsenal are at Norwich, with Manchester City at home to West Ham.
Arsenal V Aston Villa
Chelsea V Hull
Crystal Palace V Tottenham
Liverpool V Stoke
Man City V Newcastle
Norwich V Everton
Sunderland V Fulham
Swansea V Man Utd
West Brom V Southampton
West Ham V Cardiff
Aston Villa V Crystal Palace
Cardiff V Southampton
Chelsea V Swansea
Everton V Sunderland
Hull V Man Utd
Man City V Liverpool
Newcastle V Stoke
Norwich V Fulham
Tottenham V West Brom
West Ham V Arsenal
New year's day
Arsenal V Cardiff
Crystal Palace V Norwich
Fulham V West Ham
Liverpool V Hull
Man Utd V Tottenham
Southampton V Chelsea
Stoke V Everton
Sunderland V Aston Villa
Swansea V Man City
West Brom V Newcastle
Final day of the season
Cardiff V Chelsea
Fulham V Crystal Palace
Hull V Everton
Liverpool V Newcastle
Man City V West Ham
Norwich V Arsenal
Southampton V Man Utd
Sunderland V Swansea
Tottenham V Aston Villa
West Brom V Stoke
For the full set of fixtures click here
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