We can begin to put all of our thoughts about the 2014-15 Premier League into a bit of context now, as the Premier League have released next season's fixture list.
Arsenal start the season with a home match against Crystal Palace, before travelling to Roberto Martinez's Everton and newly promoted Leicester City. In between the first three matches of the season are the two play-off legs for Champions League qualification. After that is the first International break of the season, with the season resuming with a home match against champions Manchester CIty. The first North London Derby of the year is at the Emirates, on September 27, which precedes a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea.
Other highlights include the February 7 trip to White Hart Lane, and Cesc Fabregas' return to the Emirates on April 25, where I'm sure he'll be greeted with
applause and presents loud jeers for having gone to bloody Chelsea. The season ends with a home match against West Bromwich Albion.
On the whole, this seems an easier grouping of matches than last season. There is no Death Crunch Run, let alone two, with the hardest run coming at the end of September, with matches against Tottenham and Chelsea.