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Arsenal up against Liverpool in EPL 2010/11 opener

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London: Arsenal will face Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League 2010/11 season while Chelsea will kick-start their title defense against promoted West Bromwich Albion and Manchester United takes on Newcastle.

According to AP reports, the Premier League released the season"s schedule on Thursday and announced some intriguing matchups when the campaign opens Aug 14.

Tottenham, which finished fourth last season, hosts Manchester City.

Defending champions Chelsea face against their former midfielder, Roberto Di Matteo, who is now in charge of West Bromwich Albion.

Carlo Ancelotti"s team, which managed to win FA Cup for a first ever double for the club, will face Man United on Dec. 18 at Stamford Bridge and their other meeting at Old Trafford is scheduled to be on May 7, the next to last round of games.

The other promoted team, Blackpool, which is in the senior level for the first time since 1971, starts at home to Wigan but faces Man United on the final day, May 22.

In other opening round games, Aston Villa faces West Ham, Everton visits Blackburn, Sunderland hosts Birmingham, Wolves welcomes Stoke, Europa League runner up Fulham goes to Bolton.

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Story first published: Thursday, June 17, 2010, 14:24 [IST]
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