Chelsea Schedule 2018-19: Premier League Fixtures Released

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2018

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03:  Hector Bellerin of Arsenal competes with Willian and N'Golo Kante of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England.  (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
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Chelsea will kick off their 2018-19 Premier League campaign with an away clash against Huddersfield Town.

The full Premier League fixture list was released on Thursday and sees the Blues follow their opener with a huge home clash against Arsenal, before meetings with Newcastle United and Bournemouth.

The club provided the entire season's schedule:

Chelsea finished the 2017-18 season fifth, 30 points behind title winners Manchester City.

The west London outfit will also feature in the UEFA Europa League, Europe's second-tier tournament.

In 2016-17, Chelsea won the title without any European competition to distract them. But in 2015-16, they finished 10th and struggled as defending champions.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 12:  Cesc Fabregas of Chelsea leaves the field dejected after being shown a red card by Referee, Craig Pawson during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Burnley at Stamford Bridge on August 12, 2017 in London, England. (P
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Chelsea lost their opening league match of last season to Burnley, who finished seventh, at Stamford Bridge. They were also only able to take 12 points from a possible 30 in their 10 matches against top-six rivals.

Chelsea's first meeting with defending champions City in 2018-19—who they lost to home and away last term—is not until December 8 at Stamford Bridge.

Pep Guardiola's side will go into next term as strong favourites to lift the title again after they blitzed the league last season and amassed 100 points.

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