Manchester United start their defence of the Premier League title with a trip to West Brom on Saturday 13 August.
Manchester United start their defence of the Premier League title with a trip to West Brom on Saturday 13 August.

When does the Premier League 2011/12 season start? The start date for the 2011/12 Barclays Premier League is Saturday 13 August, 2011, the full list of fixtures was released today.

A tricky start to the season awaits Manchester United as they start their defence of the Premier League title with a trip to West Brom on Saturday 13 August.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side then host Tottenham and Arsenal, with Chelsea visiting Old Trafford in early September.

Arsenal begin away at Newcastle - a game in which they let slip a four-goal lead last season - while Chelsea travel to Stoke and Liverpool host Sunderland.

Manchester City host Swansea's first ever Premier League match, while QPR welcome Bolton to Loftus Road. Norwich play their first top flight match in six years away at Wigan.

Elsewhere, Tottenham and Everton meet at White Hart Lane, Fulham and Aston Villa face off at Craven Cottage, and Blackburn host Wolves.

A comprehensive list of the season's fixtures is available here: Premier League fixtures 2011/12.

Saturday 13 August

Blackburn v Wolves

Fulham v Aston Villa

Liverpool v Sunderland

Man City v Swansea

Newcastle v Arsenal

QPR v Bolton

Stoke v Chelsea

Tottenham v Everton

West Brom v Man Utd

Wigan v Norwich

Saturday 20 August

Arsenal v Liverpool

Aston Villa v Blackburn

Bolton v Man City

Chelsea v West Brom

Everton v QPR

Man Utd v Tottenham

Norwich v Stoke

Sunderland v Newcastle

Swansea v Wigan

Wolves v Fulham

Saturday 27 August

Aston Villa v Wolves

Blackburn v Everton

Chelsea v Norwich

Liverpool v Bolton

Man Utd v Arsenal

Newcastle v Fulham

Swansea v Sunderland

Tottenham v Man City

West Brom v Stoke

Wigan v QPR