2013-14 New Barclays Premier League fixtures released second week Moyes and Mourinho face off at Old Trafford Manchester United vs Chelsea.
Premier League champions Manchester United will start the 2013-14 season at League Cup winners Swansea.
New manager of Man Utd David Moyes will come up against José Mourinho in the second game of the season when Chelsea visit Old Trafford for the new Manchester United manager’s first home game.
Before that, Moyes opens the 2013-14 campaign at the League Cup winners Swansea on 17 August and then after hosting Chelsea, United go to Liverpool on 31 August.
Mourinho’s men kick off the campaign with a match against newly-promoted Hull at Stamford Bridge, while there are also home games for fellow Champions League hopefuls Manchester City and Arsenal.
Manuel Pellegrini’s reign as City boss starts with a home match against Newcastle, who confirmed Joe Kinnear as their director of football yesterday. Arsenal are at home to Aston Villa.
The north-London clash is the start of a testing opening to the season for Villa, who have a home match against Liverpool and a trip to Chelsea in the following two games.
Crystal Palace’s first game back in the top flight is against Tottenham at Selhurst Park. Cardiff – Championship winners last season – start their campaign at West Ham then have home games against Manchester City and Everton.
Roberto Martinez’s first competitive match as Toffees manager is at Norwich, while Merseyside rivals Liverpool start with a home game against Mark Hughes’ Stoke.
Elsewhere, Paolo Di Canio’s Sunderland start with a home match against Fulham, while West Brom face Southampton at the Hawthorns.
Hull’s fans will relish their festive programme, with Manchester United heading to the KC Stadium on Boxing Day, while Manchester City against Liverpool is another tasty-looking December 26 encounter.
The season wraps up on May 11, with three of the expected title chasers finishing on the road. Chelsea head to Cardiff, Manchester United go to Southampton and Arsenal are at Norwich, with Manchester City at home to West Ham.
2013-2014 Barclays Premier League Fixtures Table