West Brom and Aston Villa go home and away

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West Brom will host Southampton on the opening day of the new Premier League season – as Aston Villa were handed a trip to Arsenal.

The Baggies welcome the Saints on August 17 and then go to Everton a week later after the 2013-14 fixtures were released today.

They go to Tottenham on Boxing Day – playing at West Ham two days later – and host Newcastle on New Year's Day.

Steve Clarke's men face David Moyes' Manchester United at Old Trafford on September 28.

Clarke faces friend Jose Mourinho for the first time since his return to the Premier League on November 9 when the Baggies to go Chelsea.

The Blues visit The Hawthorns in February while the Baggies host Manchester City mid-week in December.

West Brom host Villa in the derby on November 23 with the return fixture on January 28 – a Tuesday night game.

The Baggies finish with a home game against Stoke on May 11 with their final away match at Arsenal on May 3.

Villa have a tough start as they go to the Emirates on the opening day before hosting Liverpool and facing a trip to Chelsea.


But that fixture is set to be moved, with the Blues facing Bayern Munich in the Super Cup the day before.

They host Newcastle on September 14 and go to Paul Lambert's former side Norwich seven days later, before welcoming Manchester City on September 28.

Crystal Palace travel to Villa Park on Boxing Day but Villa have a long trip north to Sunderland on New Year's Day.

United come to Villa on December 14 and Lambert takes his troops to Old Trafford on March 29 – which completes a difficult March with games also against Manchester City and Chelsea.


Villa go to newly-promoted Hull in October with the Tigers their final home game on May 3.

Fans face tricky mid-week trips to Southampton on December 3 and when Villa play their first game at the Cardiff City Stadium on February 11.

Norwich come to the West Midlands for their grudge match with Lambert on March 1 while Villa finish the Premier League campaign with a trip to Tottenham.

All fixtures will be subject to change with Sky and BT yet to pick their televised matches.

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