Home on the first day for the first time since 2014. Home on the first and last day for the first time since the title race went to the final game.
Away to Spurs as the first game in their stadium was one I specifically wanted to avoid. No such luck. And it's about time we were away to the mancs first, but we'll have to wait another year for it, so another busparking task awaits us in 6 months time. Burnley away on a midweek in December, you'd want to avoid that as well, while the barcode bus in Newcastle is not the most ideal last away game, especially if we're still in Europe.
Chelsea away is out of the way early, City at home is a chance to lay an early marker down. December has 4 big home games, before we go to face City. And the last game is at home. It's the first time we've had the last day at home, three years in a row, that I can remember. But a nice one to finish if a result is needed.
Overall not bad, not perfect, but better than last season. Hopefully we'll take advantage of it.