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Tough start for Aston Villa

Aston Villa have been given a tough start to the Premier League season with their opening three games against Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Last Updated: 19/06/13 at 11:30 Post Comment

Paul Lambert with last season's top scorer Christian Benteke

Paul Lambert with last season's top scorer Christian Benteke

Paul Lambert's men go to the Emirates first up, before hosting Liverpool in the first home game of the new campaign.

A trip to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea follows, before a home match with Newcastle.

Newly-promoted Crystal Palace are the visitors on Boxing Day, while there is a trip to Sunderland on New Year's Day.

They play Manchester United Old Trafford late in the season, March 29, but otherwise Lambert will not be too disappointed with the run-in.

The last six games see them host Fulham (April 5), Southampton (April 19) and Hull (May 3) with trips to Palace (April 12), Swansea (April 26) and - on the final day of the season - Spurs (May 11).

Click here to see Aston Villa's full fixture list for the 2013/14 Premier League season

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