Key dates for your 2016/17 diary

The tasty home treats and tough travels ahead

ALBION'S fixtures for the 2016/17 Premier League campaign - the Club's seventh consecutive season in the top flight - have been published and here are some key dates for your diary (subject to TV alterations).

* Full fixture list
* Guide to Premier League newcomers
* Five Hawthorns crackers not to be missed
* Pulis on Albion's start
* From Albion base camp to Everest
* Bowler's Delivery: Season's Greetings
* The First Albion XI for next season
* Season tickets on general sale from Monday

AUGUST 13, Crystal Palace (A):

The season's opener and a fixture that has brought mixed fortunes for the Baggies in the last couple of campaigns. Last season, a 2-0 defeat followed one of the team's most disappointing performances but in the previous season the Baggies completed a 2-0 victory lit up by a Craig Gardner special.

AUGUST 20, Everton (H):

Football returns to The Hawthorns which will be the only Premier League venue in the West Midlands for the first time. But Everton have won on their last two visits including last season's dramatic turnaround when Albion let slip a two-goal lead and lost 3-2.

BOXING DAY, Arsenal (a):

Well, at least the roads should be clear! Albion fans have to hit the road at Christmas time for this visit to the capital and another chance to emulate the memorable 2010 victory.

NEW YEAR'S EVE, Southampton (A):

It's another tough pick from the fixtures computer for Albion's travelling contingent as the Christmas holiday season is climaxed with another away trip.

JANUARY 2, Hull City (H):

Finally it's back to The Hawthorns and the return of a Hull City team who were beaten by a solitary Saido Berahino goal in their previous Premier League visit.

FEBRUARY 4, Stoke City (H):

After years of misery at the hands of their rivals from the Potteries, Albion have done well against Stoke City in recent years. And this game niow represents our closest derby.

MAY 13 Chelsea (H):

Our sparkling 3-0 victory over the then champions in 2015 must rank as one of Albion's top performances in recent years - and that, too, came in the last home game of a campaign.

MAY 21 Swansea City (A): 

Last season, Albion started and finished at home. This time, away games top and tail the campaign and a trip to the Gower peninsula in mid May offers the chance to pack a bucket and spade as well as a match ticket.