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FOOTBALL: Chelsea set to face Swansea in Premier League opener

Published:Wednesday | June 17, 2015 | 3:28 PM

Champions Chelsea will begin their Premier League title defence with a home game against Swansea on the weekend of August 8-9. 

Manchester City, who finished eight points adrift of the Blues, travel to West Bromwich Albion while Manchester United face Tottenham at Old Trafford.

Arsenal host West Ham, Liverpool go to Stoke, Newcastle will play Southampton and Leicester will welcome Sunderland.

Promoted trio Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich face Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace respectively.

The top-flight season is to start a week earlier than last season.