Premier League opening day fixtures
Manchester United begin the defence of their Premier League title with a tough looking trip to Swansea City, in a game that will mark David Moyes' bow as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor.
It's all change for neighbours Manchester City too, where Manuel Pellegrini can expect a warm welcome from the home faithful as the Etihad Stadium hosts Newcastle United on the opening day.
The Chilean tactician will do well to match the reception Jose Mourinho will receive on his second coming as Chelsea boss, with Hull City charged with the unenviable task of spoiling the Special One's special day in west London.
Cardiff City's first ever Premier League campaign kick-offs with a trip to West Ham United, while Crystal Palace welcome Tottenham to Selhurst Park in an intriguing looking all-capital affair.
The Emirates will stage Arsenal's season opener as Paul Lambert's Aston Villa side travel to north London for a tough-looking start.
Mark Hughes has been handed a tough beginning to life as Stoke City boss as he takes his new side to Anfield to face Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool.
West Brom will look to build on a successful last campaign by opening up against Southampton, while Roberto Martinez begins his Everton tenure with a trip to Norwich City.
Paolo Di Canio has intimated major changes are in the offing at Sunderland so it will likely be a new look Black Cats side that begin their campaign with a home game against Fulham.
All opening fixtures will played on the weekend of August 17-19.
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