Football: Leicester begin title defence at promoted Hull, Arsenal host Liverpool

Leicester City football players and owners parade in an open-bus with the Premier League trophy through Bangkok on May 19, 2016.
Leicester City football players and owners parade in an open-bus with the Premier League trophy through Bangkok on May 19, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - English football club champions Leicester will begin their Premier League title defence with a trip to newly promoted Hull on Aug 13, according to the 2015-16 fixtures released on Wednesday.

Last season's runners-up Arsenal host Juergen Klopp's Liverpool, while newly appointed Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho starts his tenure with a trip to Bournemouth.

Pep Guardiola will make his league debut as Manchester City manager when his team host Sunderland, who narrowly avoided relegation last season.

Antonio Conte will mark his managerial career at Chelsea with a feisty London derby clash against West Ham, while Tottenham will take on Everton, who named Ronald Koeman as their manager on Tuesday.

Burnley will mark their return to England's top flight by welcoming Swansea, while Middlesbrough host Stoke.

Full list of opening day fixtures on Aug 13: Arsenal v Liverpool; Bournemouth v Manchester United; Burnley v Swansea City; Chelsea v West Ham United; Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion; Everton v Tottenham Hotspur; Hull City v Leicester City; Manchester City v Sunderland; Middlesbrough v Stoke City; Southampton v Watford