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Villa start 2014-15 season with away clash at Stoke City

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Villa start 2014-15 season with away clash at Stoke City

Villa will start the season away at Stoke City on the opening day of the 2014-15 Barclays Premier League campaign.

It represents our fourth away first game in succession after matches against Arsenal, West Ham and Fulham in successive seasons.

The game takes place on Saturday August 16.

Of course, we were the first club to play a Premier League game at the Britannia Stadium, following the Potters promotion in 2008.

Our first home game is the following weekend - Saturday August 23 - against Newcastle United.

September sees us take on Liverpool [a] on Saturday September 13, Arsenal [h] on Saturday September 20 and Chelsea [a] on Saturday September 27.

We face an away clash with Swansea City on Boxing Day before a home encounter with Sunderland on Sunday December 28.

Our New Year's Day clash is a B6 game with Crystal Palace.

The derby days are away to West Brom at The Hawthorns on Saturday December 13 and at home in B6 on Tuesday March 3.

The final home game of the season is against Burnley at home on Sunday May 24.

Check out the full fixture list here.

By @AVFCOfficial 18th June 2014