That means the Blues were always likely to be on the road that weekend, with that prospect now locked in given the fact Norwich are at home to Chelsea on the Saturday (August 24).
And it doesn't get any easier for the last season's Europa League runners-up, with a trip to Champions League holders Liverpool up next before the first north London derby of the season against Tottenham to round off August.
For the first time in Premier League history, live matches will be available on a streaming service during the 2019/20 season, with Amazon Prime set to air live fixtures as part of a subscription to the service.
This will be our first home fixture on opening weekend since 2010/11.
You would think that winning a treble of domestic trophies and two record-breaking Premier League seasons would instill some kind of confidence in Man City fans.
Reds supporters always look for the meetings with Manchester United and Everton, given their rivalry with the pair.
City won the Manchester derby both home and away last term with this season's game against United at the Etihad Stadium set for December 7 while the return is slated for early March.
Chelsea will begin life without the influential Eden Hazard at Old Trafford with United in need of a fast start after a dismal end to last season under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Man City will provide opposition on November 9 (H) and April 4 (A), with the two sides likely to play out another fierce battle for the title.
In contrast, the European champions travel to Arsenal and host Chelsea before a visit to Newcastle in their final three games of the campaign.
Having picked up just four points from their final five matches last campaign, Arsenal will be hoping they can fare considerably better from this season's run-in - against Leicester, Tottenham, Liverpool, Villa and Watford.