Chelsea fixtures 2015/16 revealed: Premier League champions open title defence against Swansea before early Manchester City clash

A complete guide to the 2015/16 Premier League fixtures for Chelsea

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Jose Mourinho got his hands back on the Premier League trophy in 2014/15 as Chelsea cruised to the title, but they face a difficult challenge to retain their crown this season.

With Manchester City and Arsenal primed to challenge the Blues, this year's race promises to be closer than last season's, and with Manchester United beginning to show signs of their former self, it could yet be a tricky season for John Terry's side.

Here are some of the highlights from Chelsea's fixture list to look out for:

First game

8 August: Swansea City (h)

Last game

15 May: Leicester City (h)

Games against biggest rivals

Arsenal: 19 September (h), 23 January (a)

Manchester United: 28 December (a), 6 February (h)

Manchester City: 15 August (a), 16 April (h)

Liverpool: 31 October (h), 12 March (a)

Tottenham: 28 November (a), 30 April (h)

Over the festive period

Chelsea will play Watford at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day, Manchester United at Old Trafford on 28 December and Crystal Palace on New Year's Day.

Full Chelsea fixtures:

 

AUGUST

8 Swansea                (H)

15 Man City               (A)

22 West Brom          (A)

29 Crystal Palace    (H)

SEPTEMBER

12 Everton                (A)

19 Arsenal                 (H)

26 Newcastle           (A)

OCTOBER

3 Southampton       (H)

17 Aston Villa           (H)

24 West Ham           (A)

31 Liverpool             (H)

NOVEMBER

7 Stoke                       (A)

21 Norwich                (H)

28 Tottenham          (A)

DECEMBER

5 Bournemouth      (H)

12 Leicester              (A)

19 Sunderland         (H)

26 Watford                (H)

28 Man Utd               (A)

JANUARY

2 Crystal Palace      (A)

13 West Brom          (H)

16 Everton                (H)

23 Arsenal                (A)

FEBRUARY

2 Watford                  (A)

6 Man Utd                  (H)

13 Newcastle            (H)

27 Southampton     (A)

MARCH

1 Norwich                  (A)

5 Stoke                       (H)

12 Liverpool             (A)

19 West Ham            (H)

APRIL

2 Aston Villa             (A)

9 Swansea                (A)

16 Man City               (H)

23 Bournemouth    (A)

30 Tottenham         (H)

MAY

7 Sunderland           (A)

15 Leicester              (H)

Premier League Fixtures 2015/16 club by club

Arsenal fixtures / Aston Villa fixtures / Bournemouth fixtures

Chelsea fixtures / Crystal Palace fixtures / Everton fixtures

Leicester City fixtures / Liverpool fixtures

Manchester City fixtures / Manchester United fixtures

Newcastle United fixtures / Norwich fixtures

Southampton fixtures / Stoke City fixtures

Swansea City fixtures / Tottenham Hotspur fixtures

Watford fixtures / West Bromwich Albion fixtures

West Ham United fixtures

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