Wigan Athletic defender Emmerson Boyce says he is relishing the prospect of taking on Chelsea in the first game of the season, after it was chosen for live TV coverage.
Wigan’s match against Chelsea has been selected for Sky TV coverage in the season’s first ‘Super Sunday’ clash on August 19.
And the high-profile start to the campaign is just what the former Quarrendon School pupil wanted.
However, such is the anticipation of another season of Premier League excitement, Boyce told us: “Yes I saw that (the announcement of the TV fixtures). We are happy with that, only disappointment is we have to wait a day later to start the season!”