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Man Utd to play Chelsea to play on opening EPL weekend

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Chelsea and Manchester United — who finished third and sixth respectively last season — contest the standout game of the opening weekend at Old Trafford.Last year's runner-up Liverpool will kick off the season on August 9 against newly-promoted Norwich. Jurgen Klopp's side — crowned European champion earlier this month — finished second last season despite amassing a record 97 points.Visit CNN.com/sport for more news, features and videosDefending Premier League champion Man City, meanwhile, opens its season away to West Ham. The two frontrunners from last season first meet at Anfield on November 9. For the first time ever, the Premier League has introduced a mid-season break, splitting one round of matches across two weekends in February in order to give players greater recovery time. "We have been discussing the football calendar with the FA [Football Association] and EFL [English Football League] for several months, including ways we can work together to ease fixture congestion, keep the Premier League action going right through the season and provide a mid-season plaRead More – Source