Ten of the best

Now the fixtures have been released we have picked out ten clashes that immediately catch the eye.

Last Updated: 19/06/13 at 12:07

MANCHESTER UNITED v CHELSEA (Saturday, August 24)

The dugout duel will be almost as interesting as those on the field when Manchester United host Chelsea in August

These two heavyweights do not have to wait long for their first duel of the campaign. David Moyes' first Premier League home game at Old Trafford is against Jose Mourinho's men on the second weekend of the season. Both meetings of these teams ended in away wins in 2012-13, with Moyes' new beginning and Mourinho's return adding extra spice to this.

MANCHESTER CITY v MANCHESTER UNITED (Saturday, September 21)

Sergio Aguero had the final say when the two sides last met last season but United enjoyed the last laugh

Fans of the Manchester rivals had to wait nearly four months for the first derby last season - this time around just four games will have been played by the time new boss Manuel Pellegrini's men take on their closest rivals at the Etihad Stadium. Again, the away team was victorious in each match last season.

SUNDERLAND v NEWCASTLE (Saturday, October 26)

Paolo Di Canio was his usual unassuming self in last season's Tyne-Wear derby at St James' Park

Sunderland took four points off their fellow strugglers last season - which proved decisive in their survival battle. Paolo Di Canio's second game in charge was a 3-0 win on Tyneside, the Black Cats' biggest win there since 1979 - and Joe Kinnear and Alan Pardew will be plotting revenge in the first meeting of the north-east rivals.

CARDIFF v SWANSEA (Saturday, November 2)

Putting Wales back on the map as Cardiff and Swansea will meet for the first time ever in the Premier League

Another explosive derby. The Premier League's first Welsh derby will take place at the Cardiff City Stadium. The Bluebirds' Championship-winning campaign was built on the best home record in the league - and they will need to stay strong in front of their own support to improve their survival chances. Michael Laudrup's League Cup winners will provide tough opposition.

ARSENAL v CHELSEA (Saturday, December 21)

When west meets north in the capital it always tends to manifest mouthwatering clashes

Chelsea did the double over their London rivals last season - but Arsenal finished the season strongly and, with Arsene Wenger promised investment to strengthen his squad, this Emirates Stadium clash should have lots going for it. One of the final round of fixtures before Christmas, it could be a cracker.

LIVERPOOL v EVERTON (Saturday, January 28)

Two Swansea old boys now run a monopoly over on Merseyside and face-off on January 28

Everton manager Roberto Martinez will be hoping for better luck in derby matches than predecessor David Moyes had over recent seasons. The Toffees have go back to 2010 for their last win over their city rivals and, with both teams again hoping to end their European exile, three points from this game could prove decisive at the end of the season.

MANCHESTER CITY v CHELSEA (Saturday, February 1)

Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho are already acquainted from their time together in La Liga

The second and third favourites for the title go head-to-head at the Etihad Stadium. Mourinho, who maintains he was unconcerned at being overlooked by City when they were seeking a manager, had an impressive record in games against City in his first spell as Chelsea boss and will be hoping that continues against Pellegrini's men.

TOTTENHAM v ARSENAL (Saturday, March 15)

Theo Walcott will be involved in this season's north London derbies, but will Gareth Bale?

These sides have failed to disappoint when facing each other recently - their last six derbies have yielded 31 goals. Spurs' quest to beat their north London rivals to a Champions League place ended in disappointment against last season - and their fans will be hoping Gareth Bale will still be around when they meet again as the season enters the home straight.

EVERTON v MANCHESTER UNITED (Saturday, April 19)

David Moyes will make an emotional return to Goodison Park on April 19

Moyes is currently due to make his first return to the club he managed for 11 years in United's penultimate away match of the 2013-14 campaign. Marouane Fellaini's goal separated the teams in the corresponding match last season - the opener for both teams. Everton have lost this fixture just once in the last five meetings, can Martinez mastermind another home success?

CRYSTAL PALACE v LIVERPOOL (Saturday, May 3)

Back in the big-time and looking to create the spirit of '89 when Liverpool visit Selhurst Park on May 3

The penultimate week of the season sees Liverpool head to south London for a fixture which could be key at both ends of the table. When this game takes place, it will be more than nine years since the teams last met in the Premier League - Palace won that one 1-0.

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