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Chelsea Schedule 2016-17: Premier League Fixtures Released

New Chelsea manager Antonio Conte faces a home clash with London rivals West Ham United in his initial Premier League diversion in assign following a proclamation of a tie list for a 2016-17 deteriorate on Wednesday.

The Italian has a large charge on his hands with a 2014-15 champions looking to redeem from a catastrophic debate final season, that saw them coquette with a relegation section before eventually finishing 10th.

In a arriving term, a Blues’ many important early-season hurdles come opposite Liverpool and Arsenal in Sep before clashes with Leicester City and Manchester United in October, 4 matches in discerning period that should give a decent denote as to either Chelsea will be pretension challengers once again.

Read on for a Stamford Bridge outfit’s full report for 2016-17, around a Premier League, along with a closer hearing of a integrate of pivotal fixtures that could conclude their season.

Chelsea 2016-17 Premier League Fixtures

Date
Fixture
Aug 2016

13
West Ham United (H)
20
Watford (A)
27
Burnley (H)
September

10
Swansea City (A)
17
Liverpool (H)
24
Arsenal (A)
October

1
Hull City (A)
15
Leicester City (H)
22
Manchester United (H)
29
Southampton (A)
November

5
Everton (H)
19
Middlesbrough (A)
26
Tottenham Hotspur (H)
December

3
Manchester City (A)
10
West Bromwich Albion (H)
13
Sunderland (A)
17
Crystal Palace (A)
26
AFC Bournemouth (H)
31
Stoke City (H)
Jan 2017

2
Tottenham Hotspur (A)
14
Leicester City (A)
21
Hull City (H)
February

1
Liverpool (A)
4
Arsenal (H)
11
Burnley (A)
25
Swansea City (H)
March

4
West Ham United (A)
11
Watford (H)
18
Stoke City (A)
April

1
Crystal Palace (H)
5
Manchester City (H)
8
Bournemouth (A)
15
Manchester United (A)
22
Southampton (H)
29
Everton (A)
May

6
Middlesbrough (H)
13
West Bromwich Albion (A)
21
Sunderland (H)

PremierLeague.com

 

Away vs. Manchester City (December 3)

One of a early indications that all was not right with Chelsea final deteriorate came in usually a second compare of their debate when they were outplayed in a 3-0 improved to Manchester City during a Etihad Stadium.

The Blues suffered a same outcome when City visited Stamford Bridge for a retreat tie in April, though by afterwards Chelsea’s problems had been laid bare.

In 2016-17, Chelsea could make a confidant matter by violence a Sky Blues when a dual sides initial accommodate in December.

It will be a outrageous challenge, not usually given a west London side’s new record opposite City is awful, though City also now have Pep Guardiola as manager. 

The Manchester side will be a opposite tender underneath a Spaniard than they have been in a past, as explained by Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe on acknowledgment of his appointment behind in February:

However, Chelsea should also be revitalised underneath Conte, and a initial strife of a deteriorate between a dual sides will be a good indicator of how good a particular new managers have staid in.

After Leicester City‘s unusual Premier League delight final deteriorate it is expected there will be a series of sides who trust they can plea for a pretension in 2016-17.

Chelsea and City are expected to be dual of a categorical contenders, and December’s initial strife between a sides will be revelation as to that bar is in improved shape.

 

Home vs. Manchester United (October 22)


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Chelsea’s passing final deteriorate had one vital casualty, manager Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in Dec 2015 with a Blues sitting one indicate above a relegation zone.

The Portuguese will be reunited with his former side in October when he takes on a Blues during Stamford Bridge in his new purpose as Manchester United manager.

As with Chelsea, United are a vital Premier League powerhouse looking to lapse to a top echelons of a multiplication after a transitory spell.

United’s unemployment has been longer than Chelsea’s, and Red Devils fans will be hoping Mourinho can lapse them to a standing they enjoyed for so prolonged underneath Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea’s new record opposite United is excellent—they have not mislaid to a Manchester bar given 2012.

But United will not have had a improved new possibility to improved a Blues than a 2016-17 season’s initial strife between a dual sides, as Mourinho‘s believe of his former bar should give a Red Devils a edge.

Conte will have to be intelligent in environment adult his side as a Blues face a singular plea of personification opposite a bar fable now prowling a antithesis dugout.

It will be fascinating both to see how Chelsea’s players and fans conflict to a scenario, and how a famously machiavellian Mourinho deals with a situation. 

Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2644959-chelsea-schedule-2016-17-premier-league-fixtures-released

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