Saints start for champions
Premier League champions Manchester City begin the defence of their title with a home clash against new-boys Southampton on August 18.
A mouthwatering trip to Liverpool follows a week later before QPR visit on September 1.
Derby clashes against Manchester United are scheduled for December 8 (home) and April 6 (away).
A trip to Sunderland awaits on Boxing Day while Roberto Mancini's men entertain Stoke on New Year's Day.
City end the campaign with a home game against Norwich on May 19.