The Chelsea fixtures you really need to keep an eye out for in 17/18

The champions begin their title defence by welcoming surprise survivors Burnley to Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the 3-0 corresponding win last season.

Chelsea will become the first visitors to Spurs’ Wembley Stadium as the season’s first London Derby comes in the season’s second week. The matchup between last season’s top two is a must-win for both clubs as the winner could set the pace in the race for the title.

Antonio Conte has a pair of primetime November fixtures against Jose Mourinho and Manchester United and a trip to Anfield that will likely cause a big momentum swing one way or the other.

The club welcome promoted side Brighton to Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day before traveling to the Emirates for a huge New Year’s Day fixture. Arsenal’s 3-0 victory last season sparked Chelsea’s 13-match winning streak but Conte will surely want to reverse the scoreline this time around.

In the final month, Chelsea host Jurgen Klopp and the Reds —undefeated against the Blues last season — before finishing the season eight days later at St. James Park in Newcastle…