LONDON, Sporting Alert – The following is the Chelsea fixtures for 2016/17 English Premier League season, which gets underway in August.
After failing to finish in the top four and missed out on a Champions League place, the Blues will be hoping for a better season this year and it starts with laying a proper foundation.
The London side will also be under the guidance of new manager Antonio Conte, who will take over at the club, following the conclusion of Euro 2016.
Chelsea fixtures begin at home on August 8, when Conte starts life as a Premier League manager against the traveling West Ham United.
The Blues will conclude the 2016-17 season at home as well, when they entertain Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21.
Following the opening game, Chelsea fixtures continue with games against Watford, Burnley and Swansea City, with two of the three contests being on the road.
Conte’s men will then face back-to-back challenges against fellow title rivals Liverpool at home on September 17 and away to Arsenal on September 17.
They will welcome defending champion Leicester City on October 15 before entertaining former manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester United on October 22.
Home clashes against Everton and Tottenham Hotspur, on the other side of a visit to newcomers Middlesbrough, will close out Chelsea fixtures for November, before they start the month of December with a difficult trip to Manchester City.
Conte will be at home for his first Christmas fixtures in the English Premier League – with Bournemouth and Stoke City making trips to Stamford Bridge.
The first game in 2017 for the London giants will come on January 1 against Tottenham Hotspur.
Two of the Blues’ last three games will be at home.
This season, Conte’s focus will mainly be on the Premier League, seeing that his side failed to secure European football for this coming campaign.
Chelsea Fixtures: English Premier League
August 8 3pm West Ham United (H)
August 20 3pm Watford (A)
August 27 3pm Burnley (H)
September 10 3pm Swansea City (A)
September 17 3pm Liverpool (H)
September 24 3pm Arsenal (A)
October 1 3pm Hull City (A)
October 15 3pm Leicester City (H)
October 22 3pm Manchester United (H)
October 29 3pm Southampton (A)
November 5 3pm Everton (H)
November 19 3pm Middlesbrough (A)
November 26 3pm Tottenham Hotspur (H)
December 3 3pm Manchester City (A)
December 10 3pm West Bromwich Albion (H)
December 13 7.45pm Sunderland (A)
December 17 3pm Crystal Palace (A)
December 26 3pm Bournemouth (H)
December 31 3pm Stoke City (H)
January 1 3pm Tottenham Hotspur (A)
January 14 3pm Leicester City (A)
January 21 3pm Hull City (H)
February 1 8pm Liverpool (A)
February 4 3pm Arsenal (H)
February 11 3pm Burnley (A)
February 25 3pm Swansea City (H)
March 4 3pm West Ham United (A)
March 11 3pm Watford (H)
March 18 3pm Stoke City (A)
April 1 3pm Crystal Palace (H)
April 5 7.45pm Manchester City (H)
April 8 3pm Bournemouth (A)
April 15 3pm Manchester United (A)
April 22 3pm Southampton (H)
April 29 3pm Everton (A)
May 6 3pm Middlesbrough (H)
May 13 3pm West Bromwich Albion (A)
May 21 3pm Sunderland (H)