Chelsea Under-18s will begin their Under-18 Premier League title defence at Aston Villa after the 2017/2018 fixtures were released on Monday morning.
The Blues won both the league title and FA Youth Cup in another astonishing campaign last season and the club will aim to continue with those high standards in 2017/2018.
Chelsea’s first home fixture will be against Reading while they will finish the campaign with a local derby against North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Cobham.
Chelsea Under-18 2017/2018 Fixtures
Saturday 12 August – Aston Villa (a)
Saturday 19 August – Reading (h)
Saturday 26 August – Norwich City (a)
Saturday 9 September – Arsenal (h)
Saturday 23 September – Swansea City (a)
Saturday 30 September – Fulham (h)
Saturday 14 October – Leicester City (a)
Saturday 21 October – Southampton (a)
Saturday 18 November – Brighton & Hove Albion (h)
Saturday 25 November – West Ham United (h)
Saturday 9 December – Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Saturday 6 January – Reading (a)
Saturday 13 January – Aston Villa (h)
Saturday 20 January – Norwich City (h)
Saturday 3 February – Arsenal (a)
Saturday 10 February – Swansea City (h)
Saturday 24 February – Fulham (a)
Saturday 3 March – Leicester City (h)
Saturday 17 March – Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Saturday 7 April – Southampton (h)
Saturday 14 April – West Ham United (a)
Saturday 21 April – Tottenham Hotspur (h)
All home fixtures will be played at Chelsea’s Cobham training base. No admission will given to supporters with all matches set to be played out behind closed doors.