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.



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