West Ham United will kick-off the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season with a home fixture against top flight new boys Cardiff City.

Having claimed an excellent tenth position in their first season back in the Barclays Premier League last term, Sam Allardyce's side will start the new campaign by facing Malky Mackay's side at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 17 August. The Hammers' first away game will follow with a trip to Newcastle United on Saturday 24 August before Stoke City visit east London on Saturday 31 August.

Big Sam's men will wrap up league matters on Sunday 11 May 2014, when they tackle Manchester City at Etihad Stadium, the first time in seven years the Hammers will play an away game on the final day.

The Hammers take on reigning Barclays Premier League champions Manchester United on Saturday 22 March (home) and Saturday 21 December (away), while they host runners-up Manchester City on Saturday 19 October.

The mouth-watering London derby matches against Tottenham Hotspur will take place on Saturday 5 October (away) and Saturday 3 May (home), while Jose Mourinho's Chelsea will form the opposition on Saturday 23 November (home) and Wednesday 29 January (away).

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace visit the Boleyn Ground on Saturday 19 April, while the Hammers travel to Hull City on Saturday 28 September and Cardiff City on Saturday 11 January.

The traditional Christmas and New Year fixtures will see the Hammers face Arsenal at home on Boxing Day and Fulham away on New Year's Day.

West Ham are one of 13 Barclays Premier League clubs who will enter the Capital One Cup at the second round stage, with ties scheduled to be played in the week commencing Monday 26 August.

Full list of fixtures (all subject to change)

Sat Aug 17 Cardiff City H
Sat Aug 24 Newcastle United A
Sat Aug 31 Stoke City H
Sat Sep 14 Southampton A
Sat Sep 21 Everton H
Sat Sep 28 Hull City A
Sat Oct 5 Tottenham Hotspur A
Sat Oct 19 Manchester City H
Sat Oct 26 Swansea City A
Sat Nov 2 Aston Villa H
Sat Nov 9 Norwich City A
Sat Nov 23 Chelsea H
Sat Nov 30 Fulham H
Tue Dec 3 Crystal Palace A
Sat Dec 7 Liverpool A
Sat Dec 14 Sunderland H
Sat Dec 21 Manchester United A
Thu Dec 26 Arsenal H
Sat Dec 28 West Bromwich Albion H
Wed Jan 1 Fulham A
Sat Jan 4 F.A. Cup 3
Sat Jan 11 Cardiff City A
Sat Jan 18 Newcastle United H
Sat Jan 25 F.A. Cup 4
Wed Jan 29 Chelsea A
Sat Feb 1 Swansea City H
Sat Feb 8 Aston Villa A
Tue Feb 11 Norwich City H
Sat Feb 15 F.A. Cup 5
Sat Feb 22 Southampton H
Sat Mar 1 Everton A
Sun Mar 2 Capital One Cup Final
Sat Mar 8 Hull City H
Sat Mar 15 Stoke City A
Sat Mar 22 Manchester United H
Sat Mar 29 Sunderland A
Sat Apr 5 Liverpool H
Sat Apr 12 Arsenal A
Sat Apr 19 Crystal Palace H
Sat Apr 26 West Bromwich Albion A
Sat May 3 Tottenham Hotspur H
Sun May 11 Manchester City A

Fixtures are subject to change.

If you cannot wait for the Barclays Premier League season to get under way, then the Hammers will be playing a host of pre-season matches at home and abroad. For a full list of the Club's pre-season fixtures, click here.

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