Premier League 2014/15 fixtures announced – Liverpool, Lambert and Lallana set to face Southampton
Manchester United play Swansea in first game, while champions Manchester City have a torrid start to the campaign
June 18th, 2014
The Premier League fixtures for the 2014/15 season have been released, with Liverpool meeting Southampton and it could be Rickie Lambert’s debut against his former club.
Similarly, Adam Lallana looks set to be signing at Anfield this summer and Ronald Koeman probably couldn’t have imagined a tougher match as he looks to follow successfully in the footsteps of Mauricio Pochettino.
Meanwhile, Manchester United once again face Swansea City in their opening game, with Louis van Gaal taking charge of the Red Devils and the champions of two seasons ago have a reasonable run of opening fixtures.
The same can’t be said of Manchester City who go to St James’ Park before subsequent matches against Liverpool, Stoke, Arsenal and Chelsea.
Chelsea open up with a trip to Turf Moor, while Leicester City kick their campaign off with a home match against an Everton side who took everyone by surprise last term.
Arsenal face Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium, with QPR returning to the Premier League and hosting a Hull City team who reached the FA Cup final last term.
Stoke face Aston Villa in a Midlands derby, with a London derby taking place at Upton Park where West Ham will host Tottenham Hotspur.
Premier League fixtures for the weekend of August 15-16
Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Burnley v Chelsea
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Swansea City
Newcastle United v Manchester City
Queens Park Rangers v Hull City
Stoke City v Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion v Sunderland
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur