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.
Ryan Sessegnon will remain at Craven Cottage next season despite being linked with a move to a top-six Premier League outfit, according to club owner Shahid Khan.
Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016 and guided them to the league title with a record tally of 100 points this season.
Manager Paul Lambert has left Stoke City by mutual consent after they were relegated from the Premier League, the club announced on Friday.
Carlos Carvalhal's contract expired at the end of the campaign and Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said the club had decided to "move in a new direction".
In total, English Premier League clubs received £2.42bn which is £2.1m more than last season.
West Ham United have parted company with manager David Moyes, who successfully kept the club in the Premier League after replacing Slaven Bilic on a short-term deal in November.
Sam Allardyce was fired as Everton manager on Wednesday after his pragmatic style of football proved unpopular with fans despite helping to keep the team in the Premier League.
The Premier League prides itself on being the most competitive in the world and points to Leicester's 2016 title triumph at preseason odds of 5,000-1 as the ultimate evidence.
Arsene Wenger walked out for the last time as Arsenal manager on Sunday, thus ending a 22-year-long career at the helm of the North London club.
Mauricio Pochettino's side beat Leicester City 5-4 at Wembley on Sunday to seal third spot in the Premier League.
Arsene Wenger watched his team beat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their final game of the season and his last match in charge after nearly 22 years at the North London club.
Manchester City became the first team in Premier League history to finish the season with 100 points.