Andre Dede Ayew is relishing his
debut in the English Premier League
after formalising a four-year deal
with Swansea last week
However, the former Marseille star
has been handed a tough call as he
and his Swansea side come up
against defending champions,
Chelsea in the opening day of the
2015/2016 season with the release
of the EPL fixtures.
Swansea will trek to Stamford Bridge
on the weekend of August 8, wary of
the 0-5 routing they received at the hands of
Chelsea last January.
After Chelsea, Swansea will host Newcastle on
Match Day 2, travel to Sunderland on Match
Day 3, then play Manchester United on Match
Day 4, before facing Watford on Match Day 5.
For his Black Stars’ team mate, Christian Atsu,
who has joined EPL debutants, Bournemouth
another loan deal, it may be a relatively easier
opening as he hopes to revive his Premiership
career after a topsy-turvy time on loan at
Everton. Bournemouth will be at home to
Aston Villa on August 8.
However, it could be tougher for Atsu and his
team as they face Liverpool, West Ham,
Leicester City and Norwich City in the first five
The fixtures also ruled out an early clash
between the two Ghana stars, as they fixture
has pitched them against each other on Match
Day 13, which falls on November 21.
With Jeffrey Schlupp’s proposed move to
Arsenal not a done deal yet, he may be on
duty for Leicester City against Sunderland on
the opening day, then play West Ham,
Tottenham on the Match Days 2 and 3 before
clashing with Atsu’s Bournemouth on Match
The fixtures for the 2015-16 League season
released last Wednesday, will kick off on the
weekend of August 8 and 9, also have
Manchester United opening their title chase
against Tottenham Hotspurs at Old Trafford.
Manchester City will start at West Bromwich
At United, Louis van Gaal is trying to deliver
the team’s first title since 2013 under Alex
Ferguson. After hosting Tottenham in their first
match, United will play Aston Villa, Newcastle,
Swansea, then Liverpool at Old Trafford on
Liverpool also have an immediate chance to
avenge a 1-6 loss at Stoke on the final day of
last season, after being selected to go back to
the stadium to start the new campaign.
On other opening match day fixtures, Arsenal
will host West Ham, Leicester City are hosts to
Sunderland, Newcastle will host Southampton
with Norwich City playing Crystal Palace.
Source: Daily Graphic