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Burnley to open Premier League campaign against Chelsea
BURNLEY begin the new Premier League season with a mouth-watering home clash with Chelsea.
The Clarets, back in the top flight for the first time since 2010, tackle Jose Mourinho’s big-spending Blues on the opening weekend of August 16.
And life gets no easier for Sean Dyche’s side with Manchester United the visitors for the second Turf Moor game of the new season on August 30.
Burnley’s first away match of the new season is a trip to Swansea City on August 23 while the Clarets end the campaign at Aston Villa on May 24.
The festive period looks particularly tough for Burnley with a home match with Liverpool on Boxing Day sandwiched in between trips to Tottenham Hotspur (December 20) and champions Manchester City (December 28).
The Clarets visit Stamford Bridge for the return fixture on February 21 while Dyche’s men visit Old Trafford on February 10 and Anfield on March 3.
The opening day Chelsea fixture could see Cesc Fabregas make his debut for the Blues having joined from Barcelona.
The Clarets lost both games to Mourinho’s men in their last top-flight campaign but did famously knock the Blues out of the League Cup in 2008.
Burnley fans will be hoping for to repeat their victory over Manchester United from the 2009-10 season when Robbie Blake scored the only goal of the game in what was the Clarets’ first home game of that season.
All fixtures are subject to change.
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Burnley’s 2014-15 fixtures
16/08/2014 15:00 Burnley v Chelsea
23/08/2014 15:00 Swansea City v Burnley
30/08/2014 15:00 Burnley v Manchester United
13/09/2014 15:00 Crystal Palace v Burnley
20/09/2014 15:00 Burnley v Sunderland
27/09/2014 15:00 West Bromwich Albion v Burnley
04/10/2014 15:00 Leicester City v Burnley
18/10/2014 15:00 Burnley v West Ham United
25/10/2014 15:00 Burnley v Everton
01/11/2014 15:00 Arsenal v Burnley
08/11/2014 15:00 Burnley v Hull City
22/11/2014 15:00 Stoke City v Burnley
29/11/2014 15:00 Burnley v Aston Villa
02/12/2014 19:45 Burnley v Newcastle United
06/12/2014 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Burnley
13/12/2014 15:00 Burnley v Southampton
20/12/2014 15:00 Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley
26/12/2014 15:00 Burnley v Liverpool
28/12/2014 15:00 Manchester City v Burnley
01/01/2015 15:00 Newcastle United v Burnley
10/01/2015 15:00 Burnley v Queens Park Rangers
17/01/2015 15:00 Burnley v Crystal Palace
31/01/2015 15:00 Sunderland v Burnley
07/02/2015 15:00 Burnley v West Bromwich Albion
10/02/2015 19:45 Manchester United v Burnley
21/02/2015 15:00 Chelsea v Burnley
28/02/2015 15:00 Burnley v Swansea City
03/03/2015 20:00 Liverpool v Burnley
14/03/2015 15:00 Burnley v Manchester City
21/03/2015 15:00 Southampton v Burnley
04/04/2015 15:00 Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur
11/04/2015 15:00 Burnley v Arsenal
18/04/2015 15:00 Everton v Burnley
25/04/2015 15:00 Burnley v Leicester City
02/05/2015 15:00 West Ham United v Burnley
09/05/2015 15:00 Hull City v Burnley
16/05/2015 15:00 Burnley v Stoke City
24/05/2015 15:00 Aston Villa v Burnley
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