Newly-promoted Burnley will face a tough test on their return to the Premier League, as they take on Chelsea at Turf Moor.
Defending champions Manchester City open the season away at Newcastle United.
The North West teams' opening matches are:
Burnley v Chelsea
Leicester City v Everton
Liverpool v Southampton
Manchester United v Swansea City
Newcastle United v Manchester City
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Although high to very high counts are expected in the driest, warmest weather, counts will generally be tailing off this coming week
A collection of dramatic pictures sent in by our viewers of the storms that crossed our region last night.
Fine evening on Saturday. Wet again for all parts at some point on Sunday. Cooler and more changeable for the new week