Manchester City kick-off their defence of the Premier League title with a trip to face West Ham United at the London Stadium.
The Blues secured back-to-back triumphs in the most dramatic fashion on the final day of last season. After falling 2-0 down with 15 minutes to play against Aston villa, Ilkay Gundogan's brace, either side of Rodri's long range strike, handed Pep Guardiola his 11th trophy on English soil.
It also means City have won four of the last five Premier League's on offer — further reinforcing Guardiola's dominance. But, as usual, City have to dust themselves down and go again in the hope of retaining their crown for the third consecutive year. ALSO READ: Pep Guardiola makes Bernardo Silva Man City transfer admission amid Barcelona interest West Ham present a tough opening day task and City's only notable absentee for this fixture is Aymeric Laporte, who is still recovering from post-season knee surgery, The Spanish international will not be back in action until September.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk