SAINTS will find out later this morning who they will face first as they look to get the 2018/19 Premier League campaign off to a flying start.

The annual fixture list is set to be published at 9am this morning.

As previously reported, from 2019/20, the Premier League will introduce a mid-season break in February.

After years of deadlock on the issue, the FA and the league have finally found a compromise that should give players more rest without upsetting the broadcasters and sponsors too much.

To make room for the two-week break, the FA Cup’s fifth-round ties will be played midweek and will be settled on the night, while a round of Premier League fixtures will be played over two weekends, with five games one weekend and five the next.

The break will only apply to the Premier League, though, with a full English Football League programme continuing over the break.