Premier League fixtures for the 2016/17 season were announced early Wednesday morning. For the 2nd year running, Liverpool have been handed some devilish fixtures early on.
In their first 4 fixtures of the new campaign, the Reds face the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham, and Leicester. As for Chelsea and Manchester United, both these teams have an easy run early on.
Here are five must-watch fixtures in the Premier League 2016/17 season …
5Leicester City vs Arsenal: 20 August
With the reigning Champions taking on the runners up, it will not get any bigger than this on the 2nd game week of 2016/17 Premier League season. Courtesy of the transfer rumors that are linking their star players away from King Power Stadium, it is safe to assume that the Leicester faithful might not have wanted this fixture so early in the new season.
4Manchester City vs Manchester United: September 20
For the first time since their clashes in the El Clasico, Jose Mourinho will go head to head with Pep Guardiola. Both these “enjoy” a feisty rivalry and it will be worth a watch whether Mourinho can once again get under the skin of his Spanish counterpart.
3Manchester United vs Liverpool: October 15
With all due respect to the impressive record that Jurgen Klopp enjoys against Jose Mourinho, it will be thrown into the dustbin on the October 15th. The Special One vs the Normal One is a clash that is a mouthwatering prospect for all the right reasons.
2Chelsea vs Manchester United: October 22
While the name of Jose Mourinho will be sung from the stands, Antonio Conte will be showing no such warmth to his Portuguese counterpart in this fixture. As for Mourinho, one might guess that it is a victory that he will want the most on his return to Stamford Bridge.
1Arsenal vs Tottenham: November 5
For the major part of 2015/16 season, it seemed as if Spurs could deny Arsene Wenger his breathing space. However, thanks to their collapse at the St. James Park on the final day, the French Manager was able to keep his record of finishing above Tottenham intact. Even so, Tottenham supporters should be optimistic about the chances of their young squad going into this particular fixture.