Hammers back with Villa
Upton Park opener for West Ham
Last Updated: June 18, 2012 9:14am
West Ham mark their return to the Premier League with an opening day home clash against Aston Villa.
The Hammers gained promotion through the play-offs and will visit Swansea in their following match before their first capital clash against Fulham on 1 September.
Sam Allardyce's side host champions Manchester City on 3 November before away clashes against Tottenham and Manchester United later in the month.
Boxing Day will see the East Londoners travel to Arsenal and they end 2012 with an away clash against Reading, while they face Norwich at home on New Year's Day.
March could be a difficult month for the Hammers as they must take on Stoke away before matches against Man United and Chelsea.
The Hammers will end the season with May games against Newcastle and Everton before a final day clash with Reading at Upton Park.