Predicting Chelsea's First 5 Premier League Games of the Season

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Predicting Chelsea's First 5 Premier League Games of the Season
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In less than seven weeks, English Premier League football will return with all 20 clubs beginning their seasons on Saturday, August 17.

So that means it's only 47 days now until Chelsea's new manager José Mourinho returns to make his Stamford Bridge and Blues season debut, as "The Great One" looks to try again to work his magic in West London.

Chelsea went an impressive 6-1-1 last year in Premier League action against the first five opponents it faces this year and outscored the four clubs, 20-6, along the way. The Blues and Hull City did not meet last season, as the Tigers played in the npower Championship.

Here's a look at those first five league games on the schedule for the Europa League champions with predictions and some additional pertinent information.

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