AFC Bournemouth 2015/16 full Premier League fixtures confirmed

The newly promoted Cherries have a difficult end to the season.

AFC Bournemouth now know who they will face and when throughout their first ever Premier League campaign.

Eddie Howe guided The Cherries to promotion from The Championship as champions last term, but his side are considered one of, if not the, favourites for an immediate return to the second tier.

So, here is who they will play and when...

August 15: Aston Villa (H)

August 22: Liverpool (A)

August 29: West Ham United (A)

September 12: Leicester City (H)

September 19: Norwich City (A)

September 26: Sunderland (H)

October 3: Stoke City (A)

October 17: Manchester City (A)

October 24: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

October 31: Southampton (A)

November 7: Newcastle United (H)

November 21: Swansea City (A)

November 28: Arsenal (H)

December 5: Chelsea (A)

December 12: Manchester United (H)

December 19: West Bromwich Albion (A)

December 26: Crystal Palace (H)

December 28: Arsenal (A)

January 2: Leicester City (A)

January 12: West Ham United (H)

January 16: Norwich City (H)

January 23: Sunderland (A)

February 2: Crystal Palace (A)

February 6: Arsenal (H)

February 13: Stoke City (H)

February 27: Watford (A)

March 1: Southampton (H)

March 5: Newcastle United (A)

March 12: Swansea City (H)

March 19: Tottenham Hotspur (A)

April 2: Manchester City (H)

April 9: Aston Villa (A)

April 16: Liverpool (H)

April 23: Chelsea (H)

April 30: Everton (A)

May 7: West Bromwich Albion (H)

May 15: Manchester United (A)

The opening day sees them take on Aston Villa at Goldsands and the fans will be pleased to have a home curtain raiser. Villa will however represent a tough task. They will look to be resurgent under Tim Sherwood - who has big plans for the club next term.

They then take on Liverpool in the second game of the season, with a trip to Anfield.

However, most fans will turn their eyes to the final fixtures. Bournemouth face a massive task of staying in the Premier League next term and will play Tottenham, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton and then, on the final day, Manchester United in their final eight games of the season.

Another fixture to look forward to is of course the local derby with Southampton. They travel to St Marys on Halloween and welcome then across the coast on the first day of March.

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