sport news 12 best Premier League games to watch for 2019-20 season

vs Chelsea on opening weekend, a huge New Year's clash and a north London derby in August: The games you have to WATCH this season

By Luke Augustus for MailOnline

Published: 12:51 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 12:57 BST, 13 June 2019

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Following Thursday morning's announcement, the Premier League fixtures for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign have been revealed. 

Defending champions Manchester City begin their title defence at West Ham on August 10, while Championship play-off winners Aston Villa travel to Tottenham that same day on their Premier League return.

But what about the season as a whole? Sportsmail reviews the fixture list to determine the standout fixtures...

August 11, 2019 - vs Chelsea

The Premier League starts with a bang as host Chelsea at Old Trafford. Both teams will have aspirations on winning the title and victory will be a statement of intent. A defeat will already put the losers on the back-foot - especially considering the points difference both were behind Manchester City and Liverpool last season.

A 1-1 draw at in April saw Chelsea move a step closer to a top-four finish

August 31, 2019 - Arsenal vs Tottenham

Fans don't have to wait long for the first north London derby - with this highly-charged affair just three weeks into the season. Having missed out on a place in the top four last year to Tottenham by a point, and seeing them reach the Champions League final as well, Arsenal will be desperate to usurp their fiercest rivals.

The first north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on August 31, 2019

The first north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham takes place on August 31, 2019

October 19, 2019 - vs Liverpool

Speaking of rivalry, the most successful clubs in England go to head-to-head in October as host Liverpool. In the corresponding fixture last season it ended 0-0 as injuries dominated.

Manchester United's match with Liverpool last season was plagued with injuries

's match with Liverpool last season was plagued with injuries

November 9, 2019 - Wolves vs Aston Villa

With no West Bromwich Albion or Birmingham City in the Premier League, for those in the Midlands Wolves versus Aston Villa is a fixture that will most certainly be ringed on the calendar. While Villa have been traditionally the bigger club, Wolves are currently excelling. Expectations of Wolves will be higher this season after their brilliant seventh-placed finish, while Villa will be looking to avoid relegation.

Expectations at Wolves will be higher this coming season after their seventh-placed finish

Expectations at Wolves will be higher this coming season after their seventh-placed finish

December 7, 2019 - Manchester City vs

The bragging rights have certainly been with the blue half of Manchester for the last two campaigns - as evidenced by their back-to-back titles. United were the inferior team both home and away last season and will want to rectify that in the first Manchester derby of the season.

Manchester City beat United 3-1 in the corresponding fixture at the Etihad last term

Manchester City beat United 3-1 in the corresponding fixture at the Etihad last term

December 26, 2019 - vs Newcastle

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