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Five fixtures that could define West Ham’s season

There’s a slight twist to the hype surrounding West Ham’s fixture list this season.

While fans of other clubs were eagerly waiting to find out who they were playing on the opening day of the season, Hammers fans will have been scrolling down to the bottom of the fixture list to see who they face on the final day of the season.

That’s because it’s their final season at the Boleyn Ground, and it’ll be Swansea City who will officially be the last team to play the Hammers in east London before they move to the Olympic Stadium.

New Hammers boss Slaven Bilic faces a difficult first test as West Ham travel to Arsenal on the opening day of the campaign, while his first Premier League game at Upton Park will be against last season’s Great Escapees Leicester City.

West Ham fans will claim their biggest game of any season is playing Tottenham at home, and they’ll have to wait until March 1 for that one, while Premier League champions Chelsea will visit Upton Park for the last time on October 24. West Ham’s trip to White Hart Lane – Hammers’ fans favourite away day of the campaign – falls on November 21.

After an emotional farewell to the Boleyn Ground, West Hamm will then travel to Stoke City for their final game of the season. Depending on how Bilic’s side get on over the course of the season, they could be fighting for either a spot in the top eight or their Premier League safety – or perhaps yet another mid-table finish, which Hammers fans will undoubtedly be pleased with.

Saturday 8th August 2015 – Arsenal v West Ham
Saturday 24th October 2015 – West Ham v Chelsea
Saturday 21 November 2015 – Tottenham v West Ham
Tuesday 1st March 2016 – West Ham v Tottenham
Saturday 7th May 2016 – West Ham v Swansea City

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