Using next season's fixture list and the odds that bookmakers are giving for each team, I was able to come up with a difficulty rating for each game. Note that I also attempted to cater for the "home & away" effect by adding / subtracting difficulty points accordingly. For example: Playing Liverpool at Anfield is going to be more difficult than playing them on your home turf (well, on paper, at least). According to the bookmakers, Manchester City will be the most difficult team to play this year. This means that the most difficult fixture this season will be Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
Select a team to see their fixture difficulty chart for the 2016-2017 season: