David Unsworth’s side lifted the Division 1 trophy in front of more than 17,000 fans at Goodison Park in May, while West Ham clinched promotion to the top tier with a play-off final win at Newcastle United.
Also on Friday 11 August, Division 2 champions Swansea City host Liverpool, third in last season’s Division 1, while Manchester City face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium and Sunderland entertain Tottenham Hotspur.
Manchester City v Chelsea, 7.05pm, Etihad Stadium
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur, 7pm, Eppleton Colliery Welfare Ground
Swansea City v Liverpool, 7pm, Landore Training Centre
West Ham United v Everton, 7pm, Dagenham & Redbridge FC
Fulham v Middlesbrough, 2pm, Fulham FC Training Ground
Stoke City v Newcastle United, 2pm, TBC
Derby County v Arsenal, 7pm, St George’s Park
Leicester City v Manchester United, 1pm, Training Ground, Leicester
Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion, 7pm, Bescot Stadium
Blackburn Rovers v Wolverhampton Wanderers, 7pm, Ewood Park
Norwich City v Brighton & Hove Albion, 2pm, Colney Training Centre
Southampton v Reading, 7pm, St Mary’s Stadium