The fixtures for the 2017/18 season will be released on Wednesday 14 June and every club will be hoping to avoid Chelsea in the opening weekend of the Premier League.
The fear of playing against Chelsea in the opening weekend is not only because Chelsea are the defending Premier League champions but also because Chelsea have an unmatchable record in season-opening fixtures.
Since the Premier League’s inaugural 1992/93 campaign, Chelsea have won 16, drawn six and lost only three of our Matchweek 1 outings according to premierleague.com.
Chelsea’s points-per-match tally of 2.16 is the best of the 2017/18 clubs. Manchester United come second with 2.08 points-per-match.
Chelsea are strong starters and every club will be wary of playing Chelsea in the opening weekend.