Champions Manchester City will begin their title defence against Southampton at the Etihad.
Roberto Mancini's men, who edged Manchester United to the title last month, face Nigel Adkins' newly-promoted side on August 18 at the Etihad Stadium.
United, pipped on the final day of 2011-12 by their city rivals, open with a match at Everton before taking on Fulham at Old Trafford the following weekend.
Arsenal, who finished third in 2011-12, kick-off with a home game against Sunderland, before taking to the road with trips to Stoke and Liverpool.
Two Europa League rivals meet on the opening day at the Sports Direct Arena, with Newcastle taking on Tottenham - currently managerless after the departure of Harry Redknapp.
Roberto di Matteo's career as permanent Chelsea coach starts with a game at Wigan. The Blues' first home game of 2012-13 is against Newcastle.
Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool open at West Brom - although the first three Anfield fixtures are more eye-catching, with Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United the visitors.
The team Rodgers left, Swansea, now managed by Michael Laudrup, begin at QPR.
West Ham's return to the Premier League starts with a home match against Aston Villa, now under the leadership of Paul Lambert.
Fellow newcomers Reading will also have home advantage in their first top flight game for four years - with Stoke the opening-day opponents at the Madejski Stadium.
The other first-day match sees Fulham and Norwich meet at Craven Cottage in Chris Hughton's first competitive game since replacing Lambert as Canaries boss.
Best odds for the winner of 2012/13 Premier League:
Manchester City 2.38 @ SkyBet
Manchester United 3.50 @ BetVictor
Chelsea 6.00 @ BetVictor
Arsenal 13.00 @ PaddyPower
Tottenham 34.00 @ StanJames
Liverpool 41.00 @ Betfred
Best odds for the relegates of 2012/13 Premier League:
Reading 2.20 @ BetVictor
Southampton 2.60 @ Betfair
Wigan 2.75 @ PaddyPower
Norwich 2.75 @ PaddyPower
West Ham 3.25 @ Ladbrokes
Swansea 3.25 @ BoyleSports
WBA 6.00 @ BetVictor
QPR 6.00 @ Ladbrokes