Shopping

Chelsea’s nightmare run as Thomas Tuchel’s side handed tough start to season

Chelsea have been handed a tough start to Thomas Tuchel’s first full Premier League season, with a number of their top-four rivals scheduled in the opening months of the campaign.

Tuchel, who was appointed in January, helped oversee a dramatic turnaround in fortunes after the Blues endured a difficult run under Frank Lampard.

That run of form ultimately earned Chelsea a place in the Champions League spots, something which had looked highly unlikely just weeks before.

Of course, their exploits in domestic football were completely eclipsed by their efforts in Europe as they ended the season being crowned as European champions.

Thomas Tuchel’s side will look to challenge for the title next season, with a full pre-season to exert his influence

The German has hinted that it will be a summer of evolution rather than revolution, as he looks to tinker his squad ready for a title challenge.

And their credentials will be immediately put to the test after Premier League bosses scheduled fixtures against a number of teams vying for the top-six in the opening weeks of the season.

They will start the season with Crystal Palace at home, before trips to Arsenal and Liverpool in consecutive weeks.

It’s then upwardly mobile Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, leading on to a visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and a home clash with the team they beat in the Champions League final, Manchester City.

If they can get through that run of fixtures unscathed, they will be confident of putting together a run of victories against sides they will be expected to overcome.

Chelsea ended last season by lifting the Champions League in Porto
Chelsea ended last season by lifting the Champions League in Porto

How many points will Chelsea get from their opening six Premier League fixtures? Let us know

The traditional Boxing Day game will see Chelsea face Dean Smith’s side at Villa Park, before a New Year’s Day match against Liverpool.

Chelsea will hope to still be in title contention come the end of the season, and if they are, they could have a real advantage, with what looks on paper at least, a rather favourable run in, although there is a fixture with Manchester United at Old Trafford that both sides will hope has massive consequences on the title race.

Chelsea’s 2021/22 fixture list in full

14/08/2021

15:00

Crystal Palace (h)

21/08/2021

15:00

Arsenal (a)

28/08/2021

15:00

Liverpool (a)

11/09/2021

15:00

Aston Villa (h)

18/09/2021

15:00

Tottenham Hotspur (a)

25/09/2021

15:00

Manchester City (h)

02/10/2021

15:00

Southampton (h)

16/10/2021

15:00

Brentford (a)

23/10/2021

15:00

Norwich City (h)

30/10/2021

15:00

Newcastle United (a)

06/11/2021

15:00

Burnley (h)

20/11/2021

15:00

Leicester City (a)

27/11/2021

15:00

Manchester United (h)

30/11/2021

19:45

Watford (a)

04/12/2021

15:00

West Ham United (a)

11/12/2021

15:00

Leeds United (h)

15/12/2021

20:00

Everton (h)

18/12/2021

15:00

Wolverhampton (a)

26/12/2021

15:00

Aston Villa (a)

28/12/2021

15:00

Brighton (h)

01/01/2022

15:00

Liverpool (h)

15/01/2022

15:00

Manchester City (a)

22/01/2022

15:00

Tottenham Hotspur (h)

08/02/2022

19:45

Brighton (a)

12/02/2022

15:00

Arsenal (h)

19/02/2022

15:00

Crystal Palace (a)

26/02/2022

15:00

Leicester City (h)

05/03/2022

15:00

Burnley (a)

12/03/2022

15:00

Newcastle United (h)

19/03/2022

15:00

Norwich City (a)

02/04/2022

15:00

Brentford (h)

09/04/2022

15:00

Southampton (a)

16/04/2022

15:00

Leeds United (a)

23/04/2022

15:00

West Ham United (h)

30/04/2022

15:00

Everton (a)

07/05/2022

15:00

Wolverhampton (h)

15/05/2022

15:00

Manchester United (a)

22/05/2022

16:00

Watford (h)



Most Related Links :
todayuknews Governmental News Finance News

Source link

Back to top button