The Hammers return to the top flight with a home match against Aston Villa but will have to negotiate a tricky winter if they are to avoid a relegation battle.West Ham mark their return to the Premier League after a one year absence with the visit of Aston Villa to Upton Park.
The Hammers will be looking to take advantage of further home fixtures against Fulham, Sunderland and Southampton in the opening three months of the season, in their quest to retain top flight status.
November and December's scheduled matches will be a severe test of the Londeners' capability to do just that, with games against Manchester rivals City and United, London derbies against Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal and a home tie with Liverpool all in the pipe line.
Sam Allardyce's men will however, look to a comparably easier run-in to their maiden season back in the Premier League, with fixtures lined up against fellow top flight newcomers Southampton and a final day match with Reading at Upton Park.
|18: Aston Villa
|3: Man City
27: Man Utd
15: West Brom
9: Aston Villa
9: Man Utd
30: West Brom
27: Man City
*Home fixtures highlighted in bold