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The full Reading schedule can be found via the team's website. Here are the must-see matches.
At Chelsea, Wednesday, August 22
All the newly promoted teams will face the terrifying task of taking on one of the giants of European football. For Reading, this will happen early as they take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in their second league match.
While Reading has been abnormally aggressive in the transfer market, their spending pales in comparison to Roman Abramovich's lavish splurge on attacking players this summer. New arrivals like Oscar and Eden Hazard will test Reading's stingy defense.
These seemingly lopsided matchups can be demoralizing or uplifting for the underdogs, depending on the result. If Reading can keep the match competitive, it will be a positive sign of things to come for the remainder of the year.
At Southampton, Saturday, December 8
Reading edged out Southampton by a single point to win the Championship, and the two sides will certainly want to prove which newly promoted team is more suited for success in the top flight.
This match comes at a difficult time for the Royals, as their previous match will have been against Manchester United, and they will face Arsenal and Manchester City immediately after taking on the Saints.
A victory here will prove that their stout defensive play, and not Southampton's free-flowing attack, is more conducive to winning in the Premiership. It will also give the team badly needed points in a difficult stretch of matches.
Vs. Liverpool, Saturday, April 13
The second meeting between these two teams will be a return to Madejski Stadium for Brendan Rodgers. The Liverpool boss left Watford under controversial circumstances before floundering at Reading, proving to be a waste of £500,000.
He finally achieved success at Swansea City when he took them to the Premiership, then had a fantastic season and was subsequently chosen to take over at Anfield.
Reading supporters do not have fond memories of Rodgers and a win here would be a fantastic result for the players—who will have defeated a traditional power—and the fans.