Chelsea 2024/25 Premier League fixtures revealed - Enzo Maresca handed nightmare first game

Enzo Maresca
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Chelsea kick off the 2024/25 Premier League season at home to reigning champions Manchester City.

The Blues will take on City in Enzo Maresca's first game as head coach on Sunday, August 18. The Italian, who signed a five-year contract with the club recently, will take on the club he worked at in two different spells.

It is then a trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers the following weekend for Chelsea, before Crystal Palace (home), Bournemouth (away), West Ham United (away) and Brighton (home). In other notable fixtures, Chelsea go to Liverpool on October 19 in a tough four-game period for the Blues.

It is then a home clash with Newcastle United before a trip to Manchester United and then it is Arsenal's turn to come to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea take on Fulham on Boxing Day in a West London Derby, before a trip to newly-promoted Ipswich Town three days later.

Maresca will go back to his former club on October 23 with a trip to Leicester City's King Power Stadium. The 44-year-old left the Foxes after just one season with the club, where he led them to the Championship title.

Chelsea conclude their campaign with a trip to Nottingham Forest on May 25. Before that, Man United come to Stamford Bridge in what should be a tasty penultimate game of the Premier League season.

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Maresca begins his job role officially at the beginning of next month. The players, the ones who are not on international duty at the Euros or Copa America, will train at Cobham for a couple of weeks before the squad jet off to the United States for their pre-season tour.

Chelsea take on Wrexham in Santa Clara, Celtic in Notre Dame, Club America in Atlanta, Manchester City in Columbus and Real Madrid in Charlotte while in the US. So Maresca will get to go against Pep Guardiola, the man he worked under during City's treble-winning 2022/23 season, as a dress rehearsal before the opening game of the campaign.

Here are Chelsea's Premier League fixtures for the 2024/25 campaign:

18/08/2024 - Chelsea v Manchester City

24/08/2024 - Wolves v Chelsea

31/08/2024 - Chelsea v Crystal Palace

14/09/2024 - Bournemouth v Chelsea

21/09/2024 - West Ham United v Chelsea

28/09/2024 - Chelsea v Brighton

05/10/2024 - Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

19/10/2024 - Liverpool v Chelsea

26/10/2024 - Chelsea v Newcastle United

02/11/2024 - Manchester United v Chelsea

09/11/2024 - Chelsea v Arsenal

23/11/2024 - Leicester City v Chelsea

30/11/2024 - Chelsea v Aston Villa

04/12/2024 - Southampton v Chelsea

07/12/2024 - Tottenham v Chelsea

14/12/2024 - Chelsea v Brentford

21/12/2024 - Everton v Chelsea

26/12/2024 - Chelsea v Fulham

29/12/2024 - Ipswich Town v Chelsea

04/01/2025 - Crystal Palace v Chelsea

15/01/2025 - Chelsea v Bournemouth

18/01/2025 - Chelsea v Wolves

25/01/2025 - Manchester City v Chelsea

01/02/2025 - Chelsea v West Ham United

15/02/2025 - Brighton v Chelsea

22/02/2025 - Aston Villa v Chelsea

26/02/2025 - Chelsea v Southampton

08/03/2025 - Chelsea v Leicester City

15/03/2025 - Arsenal v Chelsea

02/04/2025 - Chelsea v Tottenham

05/04/2025 - Brentford v Chelsea

12/04/2025 - Chelsea v Ipswich Town

19/04/2025 - Fulham v Chelsea

26/04/2025 - Chelsea v Everton

03/05/2025 - Chelsea v Liverpool

10/05/2025 - Newcastle United v Chelsea

18/05/2025 - Chelsea v Manchester United

25/05/2025 - Nottingham Forest v Chelsea