Their first six fixtures look like this: Bournemouth (A), Southampton (H), Hull City (A), Manchester City (H), Watford (A) and Leicester City (H). Granted they do play two of last season’s top four in Man City and Leicester but with Mourinho’s career home record we think they will be happy with those sets of fixtures. All of those early away matches look winnable and Mourinho will be looking to make a fast start on the back of this run of games, with more difficult battles to come in their push for the title.
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On the other side of the coin, Leicester have been handed a tough start, especially away from home. Their first six fixtures look like this: Hull City (A), Arsenal (H), Swansea (H), Liverpool (A), Burnley (H) and Manchester United (A). Those back-to-back away trips to Liverpool and Man United look very tough and will put more pressure on them to get points from the Burnley match sandwiched between them.
With the Champions’ League group games starting in between the Liverpool away match and Burnley at home, we can see Leicester struggling to pick up points at the start of the season.