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.
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.