Premier League 2015-16 opening day fixtures: Champions Chelsea kick off at Stamford Bridge and Man Utd face tough Spurs battle

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The 2015-16 Premier League season kicks off on August 8 – when champions Chelsea will begin their quest at keeping their hands on the trophy.

Jose Mourinho’s Blues eased to title triumph last season with three games to spare, and finished with an eight point gap over runners-up Manchester City. It was the first time the trophy had returned to Stamford Bridge in five years, and the club’s Portuguese manager will no doubt be strengthening his side over the summer to further improve the chances of its stay in west London.

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Supporters of England’s top flight will be hoping that next season’s title battle will be a much tighter affair. The champions start off with a home encounter versus Swansea City – and a clash with the high-flying Swans will be no easy clash.

Manchester United, meanwhile, face perhaps the toughest challenge of the opening weekend, as they welcome top four hopefuls Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford.

Take a look below at the opening day fixtures, August 8, of the upcoming Premier League season in full:

Bournemouth v Aston Villa

Arsenal v West Ham United

Chelsea v Swansea City

Everton v Watford

Leicester City v Sunderland

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United v Southampton

Norwich City v Crystal Palace

Stoke City v Liverpool

West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City