Chelsea fans can now start planning for the new season following the release of the 2019/20 Premier League fixtures.
The Blues have have learned their full fixture list (official Twitter) for the next campaign and will be hoping to build upon a third-placed league finish last year.
There is of course huge uncertainty around the club right now amid speculation about manager Maurizio Sarri, but the players now have an idea of how their season will begin.
Here is a look at the first five Chelsea fixtures:
Manchester United (Away)
Chelsea have been thrown a gigantic opening fixture at Old Trafford and it’s a perfect opportunity to lay down an early marker against a rival.
Sarri’s team drew both league games against Manchester United last season, while suffering a 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup.
It’s going to be a huge test for whoever sits in the Blues hot-seatseat next season, as Manchester United are looking to rebuild under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
But Chelsea still have enough quality in the dressing room and kicked off the title-winning 2004/05 Premier League campaign by beating Manchester United on the opening day.
Leicester City (Home)
Chelsea’s first match at Stamford Bridge of the campaign will be to welcome Leicester and they need to try make the home a fortress once again.
They lost 1-0 to a Jamie Vardy goal in the same fixture last season and need to try get some revenge.
But Leicester look in great shape under their manager Brendan Rodgers and they have the quality to make a serious push for the European spots.
They are certainly one of the toughest outside of the top six and it makes for a difficult start of fixtures.
Norwich City (Away)
Norwich could be one to watch next season after winning the Championship title in style last season and are back in the top-flight after a three year absence.
They play an eye-catching style of football and could catch teams by surprise next season.
But Chelsea need to ensure they are professional against the newly-promoted sides and will certainly be targeting three away points at Carrow Road.
Sheffield United (Home)
Chelsea play another of the promoted sides when they host Sheffield United at Stamford Bridge and this has to be marked as the most winnable on paper.
The Blades are a well organised outfit under Chris Wilder, but it’s going to be a big step up to the Premier League for them.
These are the type of fixtures that the Blues should dominate possession and by then hopefully new signing Christian Pulisic will be in full flow.
Wolverhampton Wanderers (Away)
Wolves stunned everybody last season with a seventh-placed finish in the Premier League and were notorious for upsetting the top-six clubs.
Chelsea lost 2-1 on their last trip to Molineux and could only manage a draw in the reverse fixture.
A trip to Wolves completes quite a mixed bag of opening fixtures, where the team are going to be in good shape for the season if they come out of it the other side unbeaten.