Chelsea will begin their defence of their Premier League title with a match against Burnley at Stamford Bridge after the 2017/2018 Premier League fixtures were announced on Wednesday morning.

The fixture provides a potential banana skin for The Blues with Sean Dyche’s side having excelled during the 2016/2017 campaign. Antonio Conte’s men face a difficult start with a trip to Wembley to face Tottenham Hotspur and a home clash with Everton completing a difficult August for Chelsea.

Other notable fixtures see The Blues face newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion on home turf on Boxing Day while Arsenal are the opponents in what could be a New Years Day blockbuster at The Emirates Stadium. Chelsea finish the campaign with a trip to St James’ Park where they will face Newcastle United.

Fixture List 

Pre-Season Friendlies

Sat 22 July – Arsenal (Beijing) 7.40pm

Tues 25 July – Bayern Munich (Singapore) 7.35pm

Sat 29 July – Inter Milan (Singapore) 7.35pm

Domestic fixtures

Sun 6 August – Arsenal (Charity Shield – Wembley) 3pm

Sat 12 August – Burnley (H) 3pm

Sat 19 August – Tottenham Hotspur (A) 3pm

Sat 26 August – Everton (H) 3pm

Sat 9 September – Leicester City (A) 3pm

Sat 16 September – Arsenal (H) 3pm

Sat 23 September – Stoke City (A) 3pm

Sat 30 September – Manchester City (H) 3pm

Sat 14 October – Crystal Palace (A) 3pm

Sat 21 October – Watford (H) 3pm

Sat 28 October – AFC Bournemouth (A) 3pm

Sat 4 November – Manchester United (H) 3pm

Sat 18 November – West Bromwich Albion (A) 3pm

Sat 25 November – Liverpool (A) 3pm

Wed 29 November – Swansea City (H) 7.45pm

Sat 2 December – Newcastle United (H) 3pm

Sat 9 December – West Ham United (A) – 3pm

Tues 12 December – Huddersfield Town (A) – 7.45pm

Sat 16 December – Southampton (H) – 3pm

Sat 23 December – Everton (A) – 3pm

Tues 26 December – Brighton & Hove Albion (H) 3pm

Sat 30 December – Stoke City (H) 3pm

Mon 1 January – Arsenal (A) 3pm

Sat 13 January – Leicester City (H) 3pm

Sat 20 January – Brighton & Hove Albion (A) 3pm

Wed 31 January – AFC Bournemouth (H) 7.45pm

Sat 3 February – Watford (A) 3pm

Sat 10 February – West Bromwich Albion (H) 3pm

Sat 24 February – Manchester United (A) 3pm

Sat 3 March – Manchester City (A) 3pm

Sat 10 March – Crystal Palace (H) 3pm

Sat 17 March – Burnley (A) 3pm

Sat 31 March – Tottenham Hotspur (H) 3pm

Sat 7 April – West Ham United (H) 3pm

Sat 14 April – Southampton (A) 3pm

Sat 21 April – Huddersfield Town (H) 3pm

Sat 28 April – Swansea City (A) 3pm

Sat 5 May – Liverpool (H) 3pm

Sat 12 May – Newcastle United (A) 3pm

All fixtures are subject to change.

Source: http://www.chelseafc.com/matches/fixtures—results.html

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/dpentlandawaydayspcuk/

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