Chelsea vs Burnley 12/8/2017
Chelsea kickstart their title defence on the back of a wobbly pre-season, where they won just one of their four friendlies. Alvaro Morata, signed from Real Madrid for a cool 60m pound, is likely to make his full debut. The Spaniard was benched in the Community Shield defeat, even missing his spot kick. The Blues are kings of the opening weekend, having won more points (54) on Matchweek 1 than any other EPL club. As for Burnley, who sold striker Andre Gray to Watford for 18.5m pound in midweek, they have lost all three of their opening day fixtures in history.