Aston Villa fans have discovered their Premier League fixture fate as Thursday morning saw each of the 20 top-flight clubs find out who they would be playing at which point of the season.
For the West Midlands club, an exciting and tricky proposition awaits them in the first matchday of 2019-20 as they take on Champions League finalists Tottenham Hotspur away at their brand new stadium in the opening fixture.
In addition, the game on Saturday 10 August has been scheduled for television coverage with a 5:30pm kickoff, although all fixtures remain subject to change, and the following week is their first home clash, against Bournemouth at Villa Park.
In terms of derby fixtures, Dean Smith's side visit Molineux to take on Wolverhampton Wanderers on 9 November with the reverse fixture at Villa Park on 4 April, while their final home game of the season sees Arsenal visit on 9 May, before they conclude the season at West Ham on 17 May.
For some Villa fans on Twitter, the prospect of club captain, Villa boyhood fan and one-time reported Spurs target Jack Grealish impressing against the manager who was said to want his signature (as reported in the likes of The Sun) is something which they're looking forward to:
Tim we all know that grealish is gonna score 2 and assist 5, Villa coming in with the 9-1 W. P.s ur stadium looks like a toilet pic.twitter.com/WYDiC293K0— CT (@GhaziGas) 13 June 2019
@JackGrealish1 to score the winner limbs everywhere in the way end— Brian glazzard (@BrianAvfc) 13 June 2019
Grealish to do a madness you love to see it— Kieran (@astonkieran1874) 13 June 2019
Easy W and a hatrick for Grealish— Liam (@Akining_) 13 June 2019
Grealish will show how overrated deli alli is— Kiing Elmo #NSOTHW (@KingElmx) 13 June 2019
Spurs will finally get to see their hero Jack @JackGrealish1— Daniel O'Connor (@DanielO88862228) 13 June 2019
Super Jack does get to start the season at Spurs in the Premier League after all— Villa19/20 (@19Villa18) 13 June 2019
Villa are back in the top flight following a superb run of form starting in March this year which culminated in them sealing a top-six spot in the Championship, before seeing off West Bromwich Albion and Derby County in the playoffs.
The West Midlands club were last in the Premier League in the 2015-16 season, with Tottenham beating them 3-1 at home and 2-0 at Villa Park during that campaign.
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