2017/18 Season: The Newcomers

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Everton face an exciting start to the 2017/18 season, with high-profile clashes with Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United before the end of September.

But what about the ‘newcomers’?

Newcastle United return to the top-flight after just a one-season absence, while Huddersfield Town and Brighton & Hove Albion will both be embarking upon their first Premier League campaigns.

Below we take a look at each of the homes of the three newly-promoted sides in more detail.

Brighton & Hove Albion

Stadium: Amex Stadium
Capacity: 30,750
Miles from Goodison: 271
Date of away trip in 2017/18*: Saturday 14 October, 3pm kick-off

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There will be a first-ever visit to Brighton & Hove Albion’s Amex Stadium, which opened in June 2011, this term.  

The Blues have faced the Seagulls on 11 occasions in the past, winning five of those encounters.

The last time the two sides met, Kevin Sheedy’s brace earned Howard Kendall’s side a 2-1 victory in April 1983.

Huddersfield Town

Stadium: Kirklees Stadium
Capacity: 24,500
Miles from Goodison: 60
Date of away trip in 2017/18*: Saturday 28 September, 3pm kick-off

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The Toffees’ penultimate away game of the 2017/18 season is at Huddersfield Town. 

The only previous visit to the Terriers' Kirklees Stadium was when Dave Watson’s goal earned Everton 1-1 draw in the League Cup back in 1998.

The Terriers’ most recent visit to Goodison Park came in August 2010, with the Blues recording a convincing 5-1 win in the second round of the League Cup.

Newcastle United

Stadium: St James’ Park
Capacity: 52,405
Miles from Goodison: 174
Date of away trip in 2017/18*: Wednesday 13 December, 7.45pm kick-off

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Ronald Koeman’s side face a midweek trip to the North East after Newcastle United were crowned second-tier champions in 2016/17.

The Blues have won six of their last seven clashes with the Magpies, with the most recent trip to St James’ Park ending in a 1-0 victory thanks to Tom Cleverley’s last-gasp header on Boxing Day in 2015.


*All dates and kick-off times subject to change.

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