Video: Sunderland’s Premier League fixtures for the 2015-16 campaign

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Dick Advocaat’s Sunderland side face a trip to Leicester City on the opening day of the 2015-16 Premier League campaign.

The Black Cats will then host newcomers Norwich City the following weekend at the Stadium of Light, the first of back-to-back home matches with Garry Monk’s Swansea City side heading north the week after.

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat

Sunderland end the opening month with an away trip to Aston Villa and Advocaat will be keen to take maxiumum advantage of what appears to be a reasonably kind start to the new Premier League season.

Key fixtures to watch out for include the first Derby Day against Newcastle United, at home, on Saturday, October 24, before the reverse fixture at Newcastle on Saturday, March 19.

Sunderland face a busy Christmas with a Boxing Day trip to Manchester City before hosting Liverpool two days later.

Advocaat’s squad end the campaign with a trip to newly promoted Watford.

Here is the full 2015/16 fixture list:

AUGUST

Sat Aug 8 Leicester City A

Sat Aug 15 Norwich City H

Sat Aug 22 Swansea City H

Sat Aug 29 Aston Villa A

SEPTEMBER

Sat Sep 12 Tottenham Hotspur H

Sat Sep 19 A.F.C. Bournemouth A

Sat Sep 26 Manchester United A

OCTOBER

Sat Oct 3 West Ham United H

Sat Oct 17 West Bromwich Albion A

Sat Oct 24 Newcastle United H

Sat Oct 31 Everton A

NOVEMBER

Sat Nov 7 Southampton H

Sat Nov 21 Crystal Palace A

Sat Nov 28 Stoke City H

DECEMBER

Sat Dec 5 Arsenal A

Sat Dec 12 Watford H

Sat Dec 19 Chelsea A

Sat Dec 26 Manchester City A

Mon Dec 28 Liverpool H

JANUARY

Sat Jan 2 Aston Villa H

Tue Jan 12 Swansea City A

Sat Jan 16 Tottenham Hotspur A

Sat Jan 23 A.F.C. Bournemouth H

FEBRUARY

Tue Feb 2 Manchester City H

Sat Feb 6 Liverpool A

Sat Feb 13 Manchester United H

Sat Feb 27 West Ham United A

MARCH

Tue Mar 1 Crystal Palace H

Sat Mar 5 Southampton A

Sat Mar 12 Everton H

Sat Mar 19 Newcastle United A

APRIL

Sat Apr 2 West Bromwich Albion H

Sat Apr 9 Leicester City H

Sat Apr 16 Norwich City A

Sat Apr 23 Arsenal H

Sat Apr 30 Stoke City A

MAY

Sat May 7 Chelsea H

Sun May 15 Watford A