West Ham fans react on Twitter as Premier League fixture reveal throws up Manchester City opening game

General view of The Olympic Stadium during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

The Hammers have faced Premier League top-six opposition in each of their last five opening games and it'll be the same again this term.

General view of The Olympic Stadium during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

West Ham United have discovered their Premier League fixture fate and, once again, it has not been kind to them on the opening day of the season.

The Hammers' 2019-20 campaign begins with none other than champions Manchester City coming to the London Stadium - a team they have lost to in the last seven meetings in a row in all competitions (11v11).

Aside from their head-to-head, Manuel Pellegrini's charges will lock horns with a side that has won two Premier League titles in a row and three major domestic trophies in 2018-19 - not to mention accruing 198 points in the last two seasons.

 

 

Put simply, it's a difficult task - and it will mark the sixth year in a row that West Ham have had to begin a Premier League season with a top-six team, having previously had to contend with Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham (talkSPORT).

Here is how some West Ham fans reacted to the club's Twitter announcement of the fixture reveal:

In their previous five opening games of the season, West Ham have won just once, against Arsenal at the Emirates in 2015, and last term, Pellegrini failed to win any of his opening four games in the league as West Ham boss and had to wait until the middle of September for his first three points (talkSPORT).

A general view of London Stadium prior during the Premier League match between West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth at London Stadium on August 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

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