finished fifth in the Championship and were promoted via the play-offs
after beating Brighton in the semi-final and then Watford at Wembley.
“Selhurst Park is always a difficult stadium to go to, it’s a London derby and a tough start,” said Andre.
a fascinating first month, we face last season's League Cup winners
Swansea at the Lane on August 24 before the first North London derby at
the Emirates on August 31.
In-between, we have the Europa League play-off over two legs on August 22/29.
from the early derby date with the Gunners, eye-catching matches
include back-to-back games with Chelsea and West Ham (September
28/October 5), the Manchester clubs City and United (November 23/30) and
then Chelsea and Arsenal (March 8/15).
“At certain times of the
season we have compact fixtures with the top teams again,” added Andre.
“So, for example, last season we had Arsenal and then Manchester City,
both away, and we have the same this time.
"November and December
is when we gathered many points last season (we had a run of seven wins
in nine, November 25-January 1) and we will look to do the same again.
This time we go to Old Trafford on New Year's Day, a huge game.
looking forward to next season. I think there will be big changes in
every team and the managerial changes (at Chelsea, City, United) will
see different ways of playing. Other teams will look to create strong
teams and we will look to do the same, and build a strong, competitive
We’re scheduled to travel to Selhurst Park on Saturday August 17 – all fixtures subject to change at this stage.