Antonio Conte’s side will be looking to make a fast start as an away trip to Tottenham follows before home games against Arsenal and Manchester City in the second half of September.
The Blues also welcome Manchester United on November 4 before travelling to Liverpool on November 25.
There is a daunting back-to-back trip to Manchester in February with away ties against United and City on February 24 and March 3.
When’s their trickiest run?
It’s not so much a run as a pair of back-to-back fixtures which jump off the page – the two Manchester clubs away from home (Feb 23 and Mar 3) within seven days of each other. Factor in their setting amid the Champions League last 16, and it takes on the look of a potential decisive period in their season.
When can they pick up the most points?
If the champions are hoping to build momentum heading into Christmas then a run of games which comprises Swansea (H), Newcastle (H), West Ham (A), Huddersfield (A) and Southampton (H) over late November and December looks like the perfect chance to do so.
What’s their run-in like?
Relatively easy. Only Liverpool are a top-six opponent in their final six matches, during which they also play Huddersfield, Swansea and Newcastle.
Who have they got after European weeks?
This is where it gets tricky for them. After four of the six Champions League group rounds, they will face Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United at home, as well as a trip to Liverpool.
What one fixture will the fans be looking forward to the most?
The first away match of the season is at Wembley against Spurs. We have a feeling this one might just be televised.
Chelsea’s Champions League Fixtures
December 2 – Newcastle United (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 9 – West Ham United (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 12 – Huddersfield Town (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 16 – Southampton (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 23 – Everton (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 26 – Brighton (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
December 30 – Stoke City (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
March 3 – Manchester City (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
March 10 – Crystal Palace (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
March 17 – Burnley (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
March 31 – Tottenham Hotspur (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
April 7 – West Ham United (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
April 14 – Southampton (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
April 21 – Huddersfield Town (H) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
April 28 – Swansea City (A) – Buy Chelsea Tickets
Getting To Stamford Bridge
BY TUBE OR TRAIN
The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. Take a train to Earls Court and change for Wimbledon-bound trains. There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, the closest being West Brompton. The second station, which is about a 15-minute walk from the stadium, is Imperial Wharf Station, these are both on a direct line to Clapham Junction station amongst others.
There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road. Fans can get to the stadium using the number 14, 211 and 414 buses.
Fans are advised NOT to drive to Stamford Bridge due to parking restrictions in the area, especially on matchdays.
Driving from The North, East or West:
Use the M25 to Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith Flyover and a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and across Old Brompton Road, eventually reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights. After 600 yards, the ground is on the right. Parking is difficult very close to the ground.
Driving from The South:
Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head up Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King’s Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you up to Fulham Broadway. Turn right onto Fulham Road and the ground is 400 yards on the left. Parking is difficult very close to the ground.