The Premier League fixtures have been announced, and now Chelsea know the lay of the land as they begin preparations to pose a challenge to the country's top two in 2022/23.
Champions Manchester City and runners-up Liverpool made it a two-horse race last season, leaving Chelsea in their wake after the Blues had lead the pursuit in the early months of the season.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel will hope to push City and the Reds further this season, but it will take some doing. With the fixtures now announced, the German can begin to plan ahead.
Chelsea's first big game comes swiftly on Gameweek 2, as they host Antonio Conte's new-look Tottenham. On paper, January and April look like the make or break months in an otherwise fairly balanced schedule.
Here are the fixture dates to look out for for Chelsea's clashes with their biggest Premier League rivals.
*Live TV broadcasts will be chosen for select Premier League games throughout the season, dates and/or kick-off times remain subject to change.
*All kick off times listed are 3pm BST/GMT, unless stated otherwise.
When do Chelsea play their biggest rivals?
- 05/11/2022 - Chelsea v Arsenal
- 29/04/2023 - Arsenal v Chelsea
- 20/08/2022 - Leeds United v Chelsea
- 04/03/2023 - Chelsea v Leeds United
- 17/09/2022 - Chelsea v Liverpool
- 21/01/2023 - Liverpool v Chelsea
- 02/01/2023 - Chelsea v Manchester City
- 20/05/2023 - Manchester City v Chelsea
- 22/10/2022 - Chelsea v Manchester United
- 22/04/2023 - Manchester United v Chelsea
- 13/08/2022 - Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur
- 25/02/2023 - Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
West Ham United
- 03/09/2022 - Chelsea v West Ham United
- 11/02/2023 - West Ham United v Chelsea
Source : 90min