West Ham fans bemoan fixtures fix as they face 'Big Six' side on opening day of Premier League for SIXTH year in a row

WEST HAM fans have dubbed the Premier League fixtures as a "fix" as they face a Big Six side on the opening day for a SIXTH year in a row.

The Hammers start their season against reigning champions Manchester City on August 10, after five straight years of horror starts.

West Ham's last six season starts

2014/15: Tottenham (H) – 1-0 loss

2015/16: Arsenal (A) – 2-0 win

2016/17: Chelsea (A) – 2-1 loss

2017/18: Man Utd (A) – 4-0 loss

2018/19: Liverpool (A) – 4-0 loss

2019/20: Man City (H) – TBD

Last term, West Ham started their season against Liverpool, following clashes with Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs in previous years.

Now, the West Ham faithful have taken to social media to have a rant over the latest fixtures revelation.

One wrote: "That is now all top 6 in 6 consecutive seasons such a fix against West Ham."

Another said: "They are not random… This is now the 5th year we have ended up being drawn against one of the 'big teams' as our first game, absolute joke."


A third added: "What a surprise West Ham up against a top 6 outfit first game of the season! #fix"

And it's easy to see why the London Stadium faithful are cross – having been thumped in their last two opening day fixtures 4-0, at the hands of Liverpool and Man Utd.

West Ham also lost 2-1 to Chelsea and 1-0 to Tottenham in the past six years – with just ONE first-day victory, a 2-0 victory over Arsenal.

Here's how Hammers supporters reacted to the latest fixture reveal on Twitter…

Meanwhile, Arsenal fans are less than thrilled with their start to the season either.

A year on from facing Manchester City and Chelsea in their opening two games – the Gunners start with Newcastle away and Burnley at home.

But things get trickier from there, as Unai Emery and Co head to Anfield to play Liverpool, before getting ready for a North London derby with Tottenham at home.

It is better news for the Reds, who take on Norwich at home.

The last time they hosted the Canaries at Anfield to begin a season was the 1976-77 season – when they went on to beat Manchester City to the title by a point.

Tottenham have not started the season at home since 2010 – leading fans to question why.

But this season their prayers have been answered and their state-of-the-art new ground will host promoted Aston Villa.

Perhaps the computer was just waiting for construction to be completed, and Villa don't seem to mind.

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