Albion will launch their second season in the Premier League with a trip to Watford.

The first fixture revives painful memories for Anthony Knockaert.

The French winger was the victim of a horror tackle by red carded Miguel Britos in a 0-0 draw last August, Albion's first point in the Premier League.

The visit to Vicarage Road on August 11 kicks off a tough start to the 2018-19 campaign for Chris Hughton's side.

Manchester United, beaten at the Amex in May as the Seagulls secured safety, are the first home opponents on August 18.

That is followed by a trip to Liverpool, where Albion ended their first season back in the top flight last month with a 4-0 defeat.

Four of Albion's opening seven fixtures are against the top teams.

In September they host Hughton's old club Spurs and go to champions Manchester City in their next match.

Arsenal, also beaten at the Amex last season, return on Boxing Day, 11 days after the Seagulls entertain Chelsea.

Albion's tough finish last season - Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool - is repeated.

Arsenal are the hosts for the final home game on May 4 and champions Manchester City, Albion's opening opponents last season, close the campaign at the Amex on May 12.

The Seagulls' other Christmas fixtures are at home to Everton on December 29 and away to West Ham on New Year's Day.

Fulham are the first of the promoted sides they tackle, at the Amex on September 1.

Traditional rivals Crystal Palace visit on December 4, with the return at Selhurst Park on March 9.