Bournemouth kick-off Premier League era against Villa

Wednesday 17 Jun 2015
Bournemouth celebrate promotion

Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth will kick-off their Premier League era at home to FA Cup Finalists Aston Villa.

On Wednesday morning football fans across the country found out who, when and where their clubs will be playing, as the fixtures for all four top divisions were released.

Watford and Norwich City, also promoted to the top flight in 2014-15, will start their seasons against Everton (a) and Crystal Palace (h) respectively.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Chelsea begin the defence of their title with a game against Swansea City at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea kick-off the defence of their title against Swansea

There is also a top flight London derby to look forward to on opening day, as Arsenal welcome West Ham United to the Emirates.

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United will take on Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford, while Southampton fans face the long journey up to Newcastle to see the new season in.

Liverpool will get an immediate chance to avenge their 6-1 final day defeat to Stoke City – they travel to the Britannia.

While Leicester City, who finished the 2014-15 campaign so strongly, take on Sunderland at home.

And West Bromwich Albion welcome Manchester City to the Hawthorns.

All of the opening day fixtures are scheduled to be played on 8 August, but are subject to change.

In the Championship play-off final runners-up Middlesbrough kick-off their campaign at Preston.

Arsenal celebrate their 12th FA Cup victory

FA Cup winners Arsenal meet Chelsea in the FA Community Shield on 2 August

There are two local derbies for fans to look forward to as well. 

Charlton Athletic take on Queens Park Rangers in London, while Yorkshire sides Hull City and Huddersfield Town also meet.

Middlesbrough's fellow play-off semi-finalists Brentford and Ipswich Town kick-off their campaigns at Griffin Park, while Derby County travel to Bolton Wanderers.

The traditional season curtain-raiser takes place between Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal.

They meet in The FA Community Shield at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 2 August.

At the other end of the season, The FA Cup Final will be on Saturday 21 May 2016.

The FA Trophy and FA Vase taking place at Wembley as part of a pilot double-header on Sunday 22 May 2016.

And England kick-off their new season with a double-header – away to San Marino on 5 September, and then home to Switzerland three days later - click here for tickets.

Click here to download a PDF of the Premier League fixtures.

Click here to download a PDF of the Championship fixtures.

Click here to download a PDF of the Football League One fixtures.

Click here to download a PDF of the Football League Two fixtures.

Click here for the ful 2015-16 football fixtures calendar.

By Jamie Reid Senior Writer