Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is aiming for a positive start to the season.
He feels a positive start could set Spurs up for the season ahead.
"They are all hard matches but that's the case when you play any team in the Premier League," the flying Welshman told his club's website.
"Everton is always a tough game and the two Manchester teams are amongst the best in the league, but getting them early might just be good for us. Hopefully we can get into our rhythm early and get positive results.
"If we start well it will make teams sit up and take notice and getting points on the board from those matches would be great for confidence. It would set us up for the rest of the season."