Confirmed: Manchester City's full 2015-16 fixtures

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The Premier League have announced Manchester City's fixtures for 2015/16.

Manchester City, who failed last season to win back-to-back Premier League titles by finishing runners-up to Chelsea, will aim to go one step better this year.

The Blues kick-off their Premier League season with an away trip to West Bromwich Albion and finish up away to Swansea City.

Eagerly anticipated as per usual is the Manchester derby. City travel to Manchester United on October 24 and host their inner city rivals on March 19, although those dates could change throughout the season.

Manchester City's first big encounter is at home to Chelsea, who they finished eight points behind last season. Pressure will be felt early on for both teams with a defeat looming before September.

The full Manchester City fixture list for the 2015-16 season, as confirmed on the club's website:

August 8: West Bromwich Albion (A)

August 15: Chelsea (H)

August 22: Everton (A)

August 29: Watford (H)

September 12: Crystal Palace (A)

September 19: West Ham United (H)

September 26: Tottenham Hotspur (A)

October 3: Newcastle United (H)

October 17: Bournemouth (H)

October 24: Manchester United (A)

October 31: Norwich City (H)

November 7: Aston Villa (A)

November 21: Liverpool (H)

November 28: Southampton (H)

December 5: Stoke City (A)

December 12: Swansea City (H)

December 19: Arsenal (A)

December 26: Sunderland (H)

December 28: Leicester City (A)

January 2: Watford (A)

January 13: Everton (H)

January 16: Crystal Palace (H)

January 23: West Ham United (A)

February 2: Sunderland (A)

February 06: Leicester City (H)

February 13: Tottenham Hotspur (H)

February 27: Newcastle United (A)

March 1: Liverpool (A)

March 5: Aston Villa (H)

March 12: Norwich City (A)

March 19: Manchester United (H)

April 2: Bournemouth (A)

April 9: West Bromwich Albion (H)

April 16: Chelsea (A)

April 23: Stoke City (H)

April 30: Southampton (A)

May 7: Arsenal (H)

May 15: Swansea City (A)

After the release of next season's fixtures Manuel Pellegrini might want to speed up his progress in attracting new talents to the Etihad Stadium.

The Chilean manager will need to strengthen several departments if City are to make an improvement on last year's second place finish.

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