The Premier League fixtures for the 2015/16 season were announced today, and it was greeted with a mixed reaction by fans of Premier League clubs.
Stoke will visit Liverpool on the opening day of the season, and that is the first time that the same fixture at the same ground will be played on the final day of one season and the first game of the next. Liverpool will be looking to avenge a 6-1 thrashing.
Manchester United face Tottenham in the standout fixture of the opening weekend of games whilst Chelsea begin the defence of their Premier League title against Swansea. Title hopefuls Arsenal will begin their campaign against West Ham.
Liverpool face a tough run of fixtures at the start of the season and fans have been outraged that they can receive that number of difficult games in such a short space of time.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the fixture announcement.
— DanTheMan (@tapp95) June 17, 2015
— Ryan Wallis (@RyWalCP) June 17, 2015
— lincsmagpie (@lincsmagpie) June 17, 2015
— Adam Jennings (@AdamJennings91) June 17, 2015
— Matt Ford (@Matt_Journalist) June 17, 2015
United away first game? Bring it on! #COYS
— Shaun O’Keefe (@XTooGoodShaunX) June 17, 2015
Although generally speaking, that aside, I am not happy #fixturereleaseday can we put these back and get new ones please sunderland?
— rach (@patternsmade) June 17, 2015
— Luke Carey (@luketcarey1989) June 17, 2015
— Andrew Webb (@THENUNEATONFOX) June 17, 2015