Chelsea start title defence against Swansea

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

Manchester City, who finished eight points adrift of the ‘Blues’ last season, travel to West Brom while Manchester United face Tottenham at Old Trafford, reports BBC.

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

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

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

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