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.
Everton have climbed above Leicester City will finish in a respectable league position after a poor start to the campaign.
Arsene Wenger led Arsenal to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup triumphs but the club have faded in recent years and lie sixth in the league table.
Mohamed Salah voted player of the year by his fellow professionals in English football in recognition of an incredible scoring return to the Premier League with Liverpool.
Jose Mourinho says finishing runners-up in the Premier League will be more important in the final analysis of Manchester United's season.
Arsene Wenger announced on Friday that he would leave Arsenal at the end of the season, bringing an end to his near 22-year reign at the north London club.
It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during the 21 1/2-year tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, which will end next month.
Arsene Wenger will manage Arsenal for the last time this season and depart after near 22 years with the Gunners.
Antonio Conte praised the performances of his strike pairing Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud in Thursday's 2-1 win at Burnley.
Victor Moses set up the first goal and scored the second himself as Chelsea won 2-1 at Burnley. In the night's other match, Southampton was unable to ease its relegation worries after a 0-0 draw at Leicester.
Marcos Alonso will serve a three-match ban for a challenge on Shane Long that was missed by officials during Saturday's win at Southampton.
Mohamed Salah has scored 30 goals in 32 league appearances during a spectacular debut season at Liverpool with a tally of 40 strikes in total across all competitions in 45 outings.
Manchester United tightened their grip on second place in the Premier League after a clinical 2-0 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday.