Sunderland’s key 16/17 Premier League fixtures

Sam Allardyce did what he does best last season by coming in and rescuing Sunderland from what initially looked like certain relegation to the Championship.

The Black Cats fans will be hoping for a season away from the drop zone this time around, and Big Sam is the kind of manager you want in charge if you’re to establish yourselves as a mid-table Premier League side.

With Middlesbrough coming back to the Premier League, Sunderland fans will have a keen eye on when the Tees-Wear derby is being played. The last time the two sides met Boro came out on top, so Sunderland fans will want to set the record straight with victory over their newly-promoted neighbours.

So here are all the key fixtures for Sunderland fans to jot down in their diaries ahead of the 16/17 Premier League season…

Opening Four Fixtures

13 August – Man City (A)

20 August – Middlesbrough (H)

27 August – Southampton (A)

10 September – Everton (H)

The Tees-Wear Derby

20 August – Middlesbrough (H)

11 March – Middlesbrough (A)

Festive Period

26th December – Man United (A)

31st December – Burnley (A)

2nd January – Liverpool (H)

Final Four Fixtures

29 April – Bournemouth (H)

6 May – Hull (A)

13 May – Swansea City (H)

21 May – Chelsea (A)