Villa up first for Hammers
West Ham United,
Barclays Premier League new boys West Ham will begin the 2012/13 campaign with a home clash against Aston Villa on August 18.
A trip to Swansea follows a week later before London rivals Fulham visit Upton Park on September 1. The Hammers travel to Arsenal on Boxing Day, with a home clash against Norwich on New Year's Day. Big matches against Manchester United are pencilled in for November 27 (away) and March 9 (home), while games against champions Manchester City are scheduled for November 3 (home) and April 27 (away). Sam Allardyce's side finish the season with a home clash against Reading on May 19.