The fixtures for the 2017/18 Premier League season were released this morning and Chelsea would start our title defence by playing Burnley in Stamford Bridge.
Former Everton midfielder Leon Osman believes Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will be pleased with Chelsea’s first game of the season.
“Yeah you would expect so (Conte to be delighted),” Osman told Sky Sports.
“To pick up points early against a team who has not been fantastic away from home in their previous campaign.
“We will certainly see the champions get off to a good start.
“Chelsea will know they have a job to do, they will be going into the game realising that every game counts towards winning the Premier League and you can’t afford any slip-ups.
“It’s an opportunity for Chelsea to hit the ground running.”