CHELSEA will get their first full season under Thomas Tuchel underway with a London derby against Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues then travel to Arsenal on matchday two, in the first of four 'Big Six' clashes within their first half-dozen games in a tough start for the German.
A trip to Anfield to face Liverpool follows on August 28, before the Blues host Aston Villa after the international break.
Chelsea will then travel to fierce rivals Spurs on September 18, before hosting reigning champions Manchester City in what could be a huge clash a week later.
The Blues have a new derby match to play next season, following nearby Brentford's promotion to the Premier League.
They will travel to face the Bees on October 16, and host Thomas Frank's side on April 2.
Their first clash with Manchester United comes on November 27 at Stamford Bridge, with the return fixture at Old Trafford on the penultimate day of the season.
The traditional Boxing Day fixture will be a trip to Villa Park.
Home derbies with Spurs and Arsenal then come around on January 22 and February 12 respectively.
The Blues finished the 2020-21 Premier League season in fourth, snatching a Champions League spot on the final day.
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And Chelsea fans will be dreaming of a first title since 2017, as they pore over their run-in next term.
Tuchel's men travel to Everton matchday 35, before a home clash with Wolves is followed by the aforementioned mouthwatering trip to Old Trafford.
They then have a presentable home game against Watford on the final day, after which fans dream that Cesar Azpilicueta will be lifting that trophy aloft.
Upon the announcement of Chelsea's tricky start, one social media user joked: "Tuchel getting sacked 😂😂😂😂."
While an optimistic Blues fan added: "Best to get the hard games out of the way so we have a cakewalk path to the title."
Another brashly wrote: "Easy, when you are the champions of Europe."
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