The Crazy Run Of Fixtures That Will Make Or Break Chelsea’s 2022/23 Premier League Season

While it’s guaranteed Chelsea will play each team twice in the Premier League’s 2022/2023 season, it’s perhaps a little naive to ignore that how the fixtures fall can affect their outcome.


The disruption of the Wold Cup landing in November and December means that Thomas Tuchel’s side will play 16 league matches, a month earlier than they did last season.

Of course, every team is more or less in the same boat and it is only because of Chelsea’s quality that they will have the issue of European commitments and a vast number of players departing for Qatar come the end of the year.

It’s fair to say Tuchel’s planned rebuild will be required to go well for the Blues to be successful on all fronts.

The Blues are set for a tricky start when they return to action with an away trip to Everton opening proceedings followed by the visit of Antonio Conte’s Tottenham and a visit to Elland Road to face Leeds United but there may be a moment or two of respite.

The same will not be true in October and Chelsea’s run up until the break for the World Cup.

The Blues will have to play 10 matches over the course of a month, a period to rival any hectic period from the 2021/22 when Chelsea played in six competitions.


Six Premier League matches await alongside four Champions League occasions.

Tuchel’s side may avoid the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City during the period but only against two of the four teams they face in the Premier League did the Blues take maximum points last season.

Instead, it is a run plagued with tricky ties and includes three teams against which Chelsea failed to pick up three points last season in Wolves, Manchester United and Brighton.


At moments against the latter, they felt fortunate to pick up any points at all.

It’s certainly a difficult run to take into November and Chelsea’s final two matches before the World Cup.

Arsenal and Newcastle United await in that final 10-day period and with almost half of the season gone, what Chelsea are capable of achieving will begin to come clear.

A relentless December and January last term saw Chelsea fall out of the title race and with the standard Man City and Liverpool set, Tuchel will have to ensure the same does not happen on this occasion in October.

Fixtures from October 1st to November 1st. 01/10/2022 Crystal Palace six points last season.

22/10/2022 Manchester United two points last season.


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