Date: 15th June 2016 at 2:35pm
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With the release of the fixtures and expected Champions League dates already known, Leicester City get a European boost this season as we are given home advantage in the Premier League following every Champions League Group Stage match.

Opening the 2016/17 Premier League campaign with a trip to the KC Stadium to face off against newly promoted Hull, with odds probably as slim of us retaining the title as they were us winning it in the first place, all Group Stage games in the Champions League are scheduled ahead of home ties – so Leicester certainly won’t have additional travel concerns to consider.

The trend begins with the first Champions League game which has been provisionally set for September 13/14 and the weekend after we face Burnley at the King Power, and it continues for the remainder of the campaign with home ties against Southampton, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and finally Manchester City when it comes to Group Stage provisional dates.

Whether that’s the advantage it sounds on paper or not – well it won’t be – Champions League football provides its own set of challenges that are new to us, it’s certainly something to be welcomed as Claudio Ranieri and the lads won’t have wanted an early return from Europe to be followed hours later by trips half way round the country as well.

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