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As the season draws to an end, there has been a change to Chelsea’s penultimate game of the season in the Premier League with Chelsea playing host to Watford.
The game against the Hornets was originally scheduled for Saturday May 4th, but it will now be played a day later on Sunday 5 May, with kick-off at Stamford Bridge at 2pm (UK time).
The new fixture date is done to accommodate the first leg of our Europa League semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, which takes place in Germany on Thursday 2 May, before the return match at Stamford Bridge a week later.
Another game that could have seen a change in date is our away trip to Old Trafford, but it has now been confirmed that our away game against Manchester United in the Premier League this month will remain on Sunday 28 April, following Manchester United’s elimination from the Champions League, with kick-off at 4.30pm (UK time).
Chelsea will host Burnley in the Premier League on Monday night, and this game comes up after Chelsea’s 4-3 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League – a game that saw Maurizio Sarri’s side advance to the semi-final of the competition.
Chelsea conceded two goals in quick succession immediately after the restart, and Sarri is adamant that the issue must be resolved.
“[We played] very well in the first half I think,” Sarri said after the Slavia Prague game.
“As usual we started badly in the second half. We need a solution.
“In the last ten matches we started like this match. It is a big problem.
“We had to get qualification and maybe we thought we had at the end of the first half.
“I have never seen something like that, like these opponents.
“It was clear the second half would be difficult.
“We did something wrong.
“They scored with a kick with no one near. We are happy to go through.”