The 2017/18 season of the English Premier League, also its 25th season, kicks off in August with the first week of matches being played on August 12 and 13. The clubs face each other twice in a round robin format throughout the season with both matches being played on each club's home stadium respectively. Hence, if Manchester United face Chelsea in the first month of the season at Old Trafford, the former's home ground, the two clubs will play each other again sometime later in the season at Chelsea's home i.e. Stamford Bridge.
The first Manchester Derby of the season will be on December 9. Manchester United play Liverpool on October 14. Chelsea will face Arsenal for the first time on September 17 while Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur play each other for the first time on August 20. The first North London Derby of the season i.e. Tottenham Hotspur vs Arsenal will be played on November 18. Matches of other tournaments such as the FA Cup, English League Cup, Champions League and Europa League happen simultaneously as the league season progresses.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said the club cannot afford to ignore any competition, unlike rival managers who have questioned the value of the League Cup.
Brighton and Hove Albion players denied Championship winners' medals by Newcastle United last season were celebrating revenge of a sort after beating them 1-0.
Some Newcastle United players appeared to suggest that Tomer Hemed was guilty of a stamp on American defender DeAndre Yedlin's ankle.
Rafa Benitez's side, who drop down to joint eighth, had pipped Brighton to the Championship (second tier) title by one point last season. Brighton and Hove Albion's Tomer Hemed grabbed the only goal as they ended Newcastle United's three-match winning streak.
At the same time as Romelu Lukaku's goal scoring prowess has Manchester United moving in the right direction, a sexist chant by the fans has the club embroiled in controversy with anti discrimination Kick It Out organisation calling for action.
Brighton vs Newcastle: The top two teams in the Championship last term locked horns for the first time in the Premier League this season. The hosts Brighton beat Rafa Benitez' men 1-0 with a goal from Tomer Hemed.
Arsene Wenger said, "Ideally you want stability and you want players who carry the values for the generations. Overall it's true that with Gibbs (it hurt) more than Chamberlain because he had been educated at Arsenal from the age of 10."
Chelsea fans sang during Saturday's Premier League match against Stoke City, "Alvaro, Alvaro, he comes from sunny Spain, he's better than Harry Kane." The earlier chant was aimed at rivals Tottenham Hotspur, who famously have a large Jewish fanbase.
Raheem Sterling possesses many facets to his game, and has the ability to become one of England’s leading lights, but he had not really taken off earlier.
Manchester United have asked for CCTV footage to help identify fans who ignored pleas not to chant a controversial song about Romelu Lukaku.
In the absence of the suspended Sadio Mane, Coutinho was back as part of a front three, and Leicester City never came to terms with his trickery or vision.
Philippe Coutinho provided the first goal and scored the second from a free-kick. Liverpool managed to hold on to the lead despite Leicester City putting up a fight in the end.