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Leicester to open EPL defence against Hull

  • Leicester to open EPL defence against Hull

    Leicester City's Italian coach Claudio Ranieri gives a thumbs up as he walks on the pitch prior to the Soccer Aid celebrity football match between England and the Rest of the World at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester on June 5, 2016. / AFP / OLI SCARFF (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Champions Leicester City will begin their English Premier League title defence with a trip to newly promoted Hull City.

The new season is scheduled to start on August 13.

According to the full 2015-16 fixture list 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.

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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 with West Ham United, while Tottenham Hotspur will take on Everton, who named Ronald Koeman on Tuesday as their manager.

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

FULL LIST OF OPENING-DAY EPL FIXTURES:

* 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

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