Confirmed: Full Sunderland 2015/2016 Premier League fixture list

Sunderland's confirmed fixtures for the 2015/2016 Premier League season.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat was extremely emotional when the Black Cats managed to stay in the Premier League last season and he will have a determination to ensure that the team have a much more comfortable season.

Advocaat’s squad are going to be fully tested in all areas during important periods of the season such as the start, Christmas and New Year, Easter and then the imperative final few games in May.

Sunderland start the season with a trip to Leicester City and face Newcastle in October and at the end of March, which will likely be the first fixture that the club’s fans look for.

Christmas has not been at all kind to the Black Cats with games against Manchester City and Liverpool within the space of three days before 2016 starts with a fixture against Aston Villa.

Watford away from home is the club’s final game of the season, which could be a difficult match if the newly promoted side are battling for their survival in the top flight in the same way that Sunderland were last season.

August 8: Leicester (A)

August 15: Norwich (H)

August 22: Swansea (H)

August 29: Aston Villa (A)

September 12: Tottenham (H)

September 19: Bournemouth (A)

September 26: Manchester United (A)

October 3: West Ham (H)

October 17: West Brom (A)

October 24: Newcastle (H)

October 31: Everton (A)

November 7: Southampton (H)

November 21: Crystal Palace (A)

November 28: Stoke (H)

December 5: Arsenal (A)

December 12: Watford (H)

December 19: Chelsea (A)

December 26: Manchester City (A)

December 28: Liverpool (H)

January 2: Aston Villa (H)

January 12: Swansea (A)

January 16 : Tottenham (A)

January 23: Bournemouth (H)

February 2: Manchester City (H)

February 6: Liverpool (A)

February 13: Manchester United (H)

February 27: West Ham (A)

March 1: Crystal Palace (H)

March 5: Southampton (A)

March 12: Everton (H)

March 19: Newcastle (A)

April 2: West Brom (H)

April 9: Leicester (H)

April 16: Norwich (A)

April 23: Arsenal (H)

April 30: Stoke (A)

May 7: Chelsea (H)

May 15: Watford (A)

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