Everton face a tough start to the season in 2014-15.
Everton have their fixture list for the upcoming season - and it is certainly not an easy start for Roberto Martinez's men. The Toffees had a great campaign last season, finishing in fifth position above Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
But they have to take on the two of the teams who finished above them in their opening three matches. They start the campaign with a tough away day to a buzzing King Power Stadium - where Leicester City will be playing their first Premier League game since winning promotion as champions from The Championship.
But then they face two tough ties. First up is Arsenal at Goodison Park, the side they almost pipped to the post in the hunt for Champions League football in 2013-14.
Then they welcome Chelsea to Merseyside. Jose Mourinho is improving the Blues this summer and they will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in August.
The start does not get any easier after that - with Liverpool away and Manchester United away to come in their next five. After ten games of the season, Everton's European credentials will be evidently clear.
A full list can be seen below, dates and times subject to change for television purposes.
|Home Team||Away Team||Time|
|Sat 16 Aug 2014||Leicester City||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 23 Aug 2014||Everton||v||Arsenal||15:00|
|Sat 30 Aug 2014||Everton||v||Chelsea||15:00|
|Sat 13 Sep 2014||West Brom||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 20 Sep 2014||Everton||v||C. Palace||15:00|
|Sat 27 Sep 2014||Liverpool||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 04 Oct 2014||Man Utd||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 18 Oct 2014||Everton||v||Aston Villa||15:00|
|Sat 25 Oct 2014||Burnley||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 01 Nov 2014||Everton||v||Swansea||15:00|
|Sat 08 Nov 2014||Sunderland||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 22 Nov 2014||Everton||v||West Ham||15:00|
|Sat 29 Nov 2014||Tottenham||v||Everton||15:00|
|Wed 03 Dec 2014||Everton||v||Hull City||19:45|
|Sat 06 Dec 2014||Man City||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 13 Dec 2014||Everton||v||Queens Park Rangers||15:00|
|Sat 20 Dec 2014||Southampton||v||Everton||15:00|
|Fri 26 Dec 2014||Everton||v||Stoke||15:00|
|Sun 28 Dec 2014||Newcastle||v||Everton||15:00|
|Thu 01 Jan 2015||Hull City||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 10 Jan 2015||Everton||v||Man City||15:00|
|Sat 17 Jan 2015||Everton||v||West Brom||15:00|
|Sat 31 Jan 2015||C. Palace||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 07 Feb 2015||Everton||v||Liverpool||15:00|
|Wed 11 Feb 2015||Chelsea||v||Everton||19:45|
|Sat 21 Feb 2015||Everton||v||Leicester City||15:00|
|Sat 28 Feb 2015||Arsenal||v||Everton||15:00|
|Wed 04 Mar 2015||Stoke||v||Everton||19:45|
|Sat 14 Mar 2015||Everton||v||Newcastle||15:00|
|Sat 21 Mar 2015||Queens Park Rangers||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 04 Apr 2015||Everton||v||Southampton||15:00|
|Sat 11 Apr 2015||Swansea||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 18 Apr 2015||Everton||v||Burnley||15:00|
|Sat 25 Apr 2015||Everton||v||Man Utd||15:00|
|Sat 02 May 2015||Aston Villa||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sat 09 May 2015||Everton||v||Sunderland||15:00|
|Sat 16 May 2015||West Ham||v||Everton||15:00|
|Sun 24 May 2015||Everton||v||Tottenham||15:00|
Marquee fixtures for the rest of the season include Tottenham away on the 29th November and Manchester City away at the beginning of December.
The next Merseyside derby at Goodison Park comes in February, a tough fixture on the 7th followed up by another on the 11th - a trip to Stamford Bridge to take on Chelsea. So no love from the fixture list in the run up to Valentines Day.
Arsenal away comes at the end of the month with United visiting Goodison on the 25th April - with a difficult fixture against Tottenham Hotspur to finish off on the 24th May 2015.