Five Key Matches
v Swansea City (H) on August 14
A win against one of last season’s Premier League mid-table battlers will provide much needed confidence in a campaign where they are expected to struggle.
v Hull City (H) on September 11
With the previous two games against Liverpool and Chelsea, this clash will be a welcome relief, especially after they beat them in the Championship.
v Watford (H) on September 25
This will be targeted as a winnable match ahead of their following run of games against Arsenal, Southampton, Everton and Manchester United.
v Bournemouth (H) on December 11
A clash of relegation rivals and contrasting style should make for a fascinating contest with potentially serious consequences.
v Middlesbrough (H) on December 27
Their best result against Boro last campaign was a draw, so they’ll be looking to improve on that this season.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 20th
Burnley bounced straight back up after winning the Championship and staying up is the name of the game. Striker Andre Gray was the second tier’s leading scorer last term and manager Sean Dyche will be hoping it’s second time lucky for him in the top flight.