Chelsea to start English Premier League title defence against Swansea

London, June 17 (IANS) Chelsea football Club will begin their English Premier League title defence in 2015-16 season with a home game against Swansea on August 8.

Manchester City, who finished eight points adrift of Chelsea in the last season, travel to West Bromwich Albion while Manchester United entertain Tottenham at Old Trafford, reported on Wednesday.

Arsenal host West Ham, Liverpool go to Stoke City, Newcastle play Southampton and Leicester welcome Sunderland.

Promoted trio Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich face Aston Villa, Everton and Crystal Palace, respectively.

The top-flight season starts a week earlier than last season as the 2016 European Championship starts on 10 June.

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