The fixtures for Wigan Athletic’s eighth season in the Barclays Premier League were announced this morning with Latics first game at home to Champions League winners Chelsea on Saturday August 18th. This is followed by a trip to top flight newcomers Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday 25 August, which will be a new ground to visit for many fans.
Wigan’s next home match is against Stoke City on September 1 before a trip to Old Trafford to meet Manchester United on September 15.
Local derby fixtures include the home match with Manchester United on New Year’s Day, champions Manchester City at home on November 27 and away on March 9, Liverpool is at home on November 17 and away on March 2 and finally, Everton is at home on October 6 and away at Goodison Park on Boxing Day.
The question is can Wigan continue the excellent progress they made at the end of last season and move further up the Premier league table. There are exciting times ahead at the DW Stadium and with manager Roberto Martinez currently at Euro 2012 on the look out for new players the future is certainly looking bright.
The full list of fixtures is available to view on the Latics website.