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.
17-year-old Michael Obafemi made his league debut in Sunday's 1-1 home draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
Pellegrino believes it was another improved performance of the type Southampton have shown since losing 5-2 to Spurs a month ago.
Javi Gracia is Watford's ninth manager in less than six years.
Arsenal won their first match of the year 2018 by beating Crystal Palace 4-1 on Sunday, while Alexis Sanchez was left out of the squad.
The Argentina international deftly headed in Kevin De Bruyne's cross in the 34th minute, before converting a 63rd minute penalty to put City in command.
Arsenal ended a five-game winless streak in all competitions by thrashing London rivals Crystal Palace 4-1 with four goals inside the first 22 minutes in the Premier League.
Two goals from Eden Hazard helped Chelsea cruise to a 4-0 victory at Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday for their first league win of 2018.
Aaron Lennon, 30, has not scored a goal in 15 league appearances for Everton this season
Pep Guardiola congratulated local rivals Manchester United on securing the services of striker Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal even though the Chilean international has not formally completed his transfer.
Club captain Hugo Lloris has started all but one of Tottenham Hotspur's 23 league games this season
England international Walcott progressed through Southampton's youth system and made 22 appearances for the Saints before moving to Arsenal in 2006.
Chelsea will be without injured duo Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas for Saturday's trip to Brighton and Hove Albion but new signing Ross Barkley could make his debut as he inches towards full match fitnes.