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Following the release of Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures for the 2018/19 campaign, Blues fans will be delighted to hear that we will not face two of the traditional ‘big six’ back-to-back.

Especially towards the business end of the season, with the team competing in multiple fronts, whoever our manager may be will undoubtedly be keen to shuffle his pack in order to keep his players fresh.

If the big games continue to come thick and fast, he will have no opportunity to do so. Thankfully, the fixtures have been kind to us this season.

In September heading into October, Chelsea play both Liverpool and Manchester United in fairly quick succession. However, we visit St. Mary’s to face Southampton in between, as well as there being 21-days between the two fixtures.

On February 9th, Chelsea visit the Etihad to face Manchester City in what is, on paper, the toughest fixture on the schedule. On February 27th, we host Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.

Once again, Not only is there 18-days between the two games, but we also play Brighton at home in between – that will give us a chance to rotate players.

Finally, on the 13th and 27th April, Chelsea visit Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. There are just 14-days between the two sides, the smallest period between fixtures against the ‘big six’.

Obviously, everybody plays everybody twice. However, not having the tough fixtures stacking up could prove to be a blessing for Chelsea.

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