STOKE CITY will begin the 2014/15 Premier League season with a home game against Aston Villa, the new fixtures list revealed this morning.
Announced at 9.00am on stokecityfc.com, the Potters discovered they'll face their Midlands neighbours at the Britannia Stadium on the first weekend of the campaign.
Away games with both Hull City and Manchester City then follow in the opening month, along with a Capital One Cup Second Round tie.
The festive period sees Jose Mourinho's Chelsea once again return to Stoke-on-Trent, but this time on Saturday 20th December, before a Boxing Day game away at Everton.
Stoke then face West Bromwich Albion on Sunday 28th December and Manchester United on New Year's Day, both at home.
Mark Hughes' side finish with a home game against Tottenham Hotspur and a visit to Burnley, before Liverpool complete the season at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday 24th May.
The Club will learn of any games selected for television coverage early next month.
For a full list of 2014/15 fixtures, click HERE.