Villans begin at Arsenal
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Aston Villa will face Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea in the first three games of the new season, starting with a trip to the Emirates.
Paul Lambert's men will be cursing their luck after being a handed a testing start to the 2013/14 campaign, which begins on August 17 against the Gunners.
Villa then welcome Liverpool to Villa Park for the first home match of the season before a trip to Jose Mourinho's Chelsea on August 31.
The first derby of the season against West Brom is pencilled in for November 23, while Crystal Palace visit Villa Park on Boxing Day and Sunderland provide the opposition on New Year's Day.
The return clash with the Baggies is on January 28 and the campaign comes to a close with games against Hull at Villa Park on May 3 and Tottenham away on May 11.