It's #FixtureReleaseDay Foxes fans! We'll have the big news on City's 2014/15 Barclays Premier League schedule right here from 9am. Which games will you be looking out for?
Just to prepare you in advance, all fixtures are subject to change pending television selections and other contributing factors, so the list you see this morning COULD be altered in the coming days/weeks or throughout the season. But the path will be plotted. Who's your money on first-up?
City Open Barclays Premier League Campaign At Home To Everton
A home game against Everton will kick off Leicester City's first Barclays Premier league campaign in 10 years, following the release of the 2014/15 fixtures on Wednesday.
The visit of the Toffees to King Power Stadium on Saturday 16 August is the first in a challenging sequence of early fixtures for Nigel Pearson's men, who will also face a trip to Chelsea and home games against Arsenal and Manchester United in their first five games.
Champions Manchester City will visit King Power Stadium on 13 December - part of a festive schedule which also includes a home game against Tottenham Hotspur on Boxing Day and a trip to Anfield to face Liverpool on New Year's Day.
The end-of-season run-in has handed City the potential advantage of playing four of their final six games on home soil. The campaign closes on 24 May with a home game against fellow Premier League new boys Queens Park Rangers.
City will have an opportunity to assess their opening day opponents on Sunday 27 July when they take on Everton in a pre-season friendly at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok – a game that will mark the 25th anniversary of City’s parent company, King Power International.
2014/15 FIXTURES IN FULL (all dates subject to change)
Sat 16 – Everton (h)
Sat 23 – Chelsea (a)
Sat 30 – Arsenal (h)
Sat 13 – Stoke City (a)
Sat 20 – Manchester United (h)
Sat 27 – Crystal Palace (a)
Sat 4 – Burnley (h)
Sat 18 – Newcastle United (a)
Sat 25 – Swansea City (a)
Sat 1 – West Bromwich Albion (h)
Sat 8 – Southampton (a)
Sat 22 – Sunderland (h)
Sat 29 – Queens Park Rangers (a)
Tue 2 – Liverpool (h)
Sat 6 – Aston Villa (a)
Sat 13 – Manchester City (h)
Sat 20 – West Ham United (a)
Fri 26 – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Sun 28 – Hull City (a)
Thu 1 – Liverpool (a)
Sat 10 – Aston Villa (h)
Sat 17 – Stoke City (h)
Sat 31 – Manchester United (a)
Sat 7 – Crystal Palace (h)
Tue 10 – Arsenal (a)
Sat 21 – Everton (a)
Sat 28 – Chelsea (h)
Wed 4 – Manchester City (a)
Sat 14 – Hull City (h)
Sat 21 – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Sat 4 – West Ham United (h)
Sat 11 – West Bromwich Albion (a)
Sat 18 – Swansea City (h)
Sat 25 – Burnley (a)
Sat 2 – Newcastle United (h)
Sat 9 – Southampton (h)
Sat 16 – Sunderland (a)
Sun 24 – Queens Park Rangers (h)
All fixtures subject to change. Changes will be confirmed via lcfc.com.
City manager Nigel Pearson: “Starting against Everton is obviously going to be a big
challenge. They had a very good season last year, have a manager who has made a
big impact since joining them and a squad with some very good players.But every
game at this level will be a big test and we will have to make sure we’re ready
by preparing as well as we possibly can."
City midfielder Matty James: "Maybe playing Chelsea, Arsenal and United in the first five games will help us. There’s nothing like playing the top sides to settle the nerves! They’re the games we all want to play in. You can’t be scared of them, it’s what the Premier League is all about."
More reaction from Nigel Pearson and Matty James coming up on lcfc.com...