The Chelsea Development Squad face a huge test of character on day one of the new Premier League 2 campaign with The Blues having been handed an opening day trip to Manchester City.
Joe Edwards’ men will face City in the luxurious surroundings of The Etihad Stadium rather than their usual Academy Stadium home.
Chelsea face a trip to Home Park to play Plymouth Argyle in the Checkatrade Trophy in the first week of the season while their first home game is against Derby County, the side who they faced in the final match of last season.
Full 2017/2018 Fixture List
Friday 11 August – Manchester City (a)
Tuesday 15 August – Plymouth Argyle (a) CUP
Friday 18 August – Derby County (h)
Friday 25 August – Everton (h)
Saturday 9 September – Sunderland (h)
Monday 18 September – Manchester United (h)
Saturday 23 September – Leicester City (a)
Friday 13 October – Swansea City (h)
Sunday 22 October – West Ham United (h)
Wednesday 25 October – Yeovil Town (a) CUP
Friday 17 November – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Saturday 25 November – Liverpool (h)
Tuesday 28 November – Exeter City (a) CUP
Monday 11 December – Derby County (a)
Monday 18 December – Manchester City (h)
Monday 8 January – Swansea City (a)
Sunday 14 January – Sunderland (a)
Monday 29 January – Everton (a)
Friday 2 February – Leicester City (h)
Friday 16 February – Manchester United (a)
Friday 2 March – Arsenal (h)
Monday 12 March – West Ham United (a)
Friday 13 April – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
Sunday 22 April – Liverpool (a)
TBC – Arsenal (a)
Chelsea’s home fixtures will be played at Aldershot Town’s Recreation Ground unless an alternative venue is arranged.