By News Team
Last Updated: 12th January 2022
A new year brought little change in Chelsea’s stuttering Premier League form as they were held to a 2-2 draw by Liverpool on 2nd January.
But the Blues did come from 2-0 down in that game, and will hope that fighting spirit is in evidence at the Etihad Stadium when they look to cut Manchester City’s lead this weekend.
We’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Chelsea – from their next league game, to the latest football betting odds.
When is the next Chelsea Premier League fixture?
This is the game Thomas Tuchel will have been waiting for, as Chelsea head to the Etihad to face Manchester City on Saturday. It will be their second league meeting as the top two teams in the Premier League, and their 50th league meeting in total. Having lost 1-0 earlier this season, Chelsea will be looking to stop City from doing the double over them and end their 11-game winning streak.
What are the odds that Chelsea win their next game?
The odds are against Chelsea, putting them at 4/1 to win this weekend. It’s not impossible though. Chelsea won this fixture 2-1 last season, and they’ve only lost one of their last 15 Premier League games. The last time the two met as the top two, in January 2015, the game ended 1-1. If you think they can repeat that, it’s also 4/1 that both teams score and the game ends in a draw.
No Chelsea player has scored more than Jorginho since the start of last season, with 13 goals, all of which have been penalties. For him to bag another one here, whether a penalty or from open play, is 5/1.
What is the latest Chelsea injury and transfer news?
Ben Chilwell (knee) and Reece James (hamstring) remain sidelined, while Trevoh Chalobah’s hamstring strain may see him miss out. N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva could return after illness. Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy is away at the Africa Cup of Nations, so Kepa Arrizabalaga will start in goal.
Who are Chelsea’s key players?
Chelsea’s team was crying out for a number nine last season and the arrival of Romelu Lukaku has filled that void. The Belgium international started his second spell at Chelsea well, and his return from injury has provided a welcome boost to their attacking options. Meanwhile Mason Mount continues to flourish under Thomas Tuchel’s management.
Chelsea Premier League fixtures
Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:
|01/08/2021||20:00||Chelsea v Crystal Palace||3-0|
|22/08/2021||16:30||Arsenal v Chelsea||0-2|
|28/08/2021||17:30||Liverpool v Chelsea||1-1|
|11/09/2021||17:30||Chelsea v Aston Villa||3-0|
|19/09/2021||16:30||Tottenham v Chelsea||0-3|
|25/09/2021||12:30||Chelsea v Manchester City||0-1|
|02/10/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Southampton||3-1|
|16/10/2021||15:00||Brentford v Chelsea||0-1|
|23/10/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Norwich City||7-0|
|30/10/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Newcastle||0-3|
|06/11/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Burnley||1-1|
|20/11/2021||15:00||Leicester City v Chelsea||0-3|
|27/11/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Manchester United||1-1|
|30/11/2021||19:45||Watford v Chelsea||1-2|
|04/12/2021||15:00||West Ham v Chelsea||3-2|
|11/12/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Leeds United||3-2|
|15/12/2021||20:00||Chelsea v Everton||1-1|
|18/12/2021||15:00||Wolves v Chelsea||0-0|
|26/12/2021||15:00||Aston Villa v Chelsea||1-3|
|28/12/2021||15:00||Chelsea v Brighton||1-1|
|01/01/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Liverpool||2-2|
|15/01/2022||15:00||Manchester City v Chelsea|
|22/01/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Tottenham|
|08/02/2022||19:45||Brighton v Chelsea|
|12/02/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Arsenal|
|19/02/2022||15:00||Crystal Palace v Chelsea|
|26/02/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Leicester City|
|05/03/2022||15:00||Burnley v Chelsea|
|12/03/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Newcastle|
|19/03/2022||15:00||Norwich City v Chelsea|
|02/04/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Brentford|
|09/04/2022||15:00||Southampton v Chelsea|
|16/04/2022||15:00||Leeds United v Chelsea|
|23/04/2022||15:00||Chelsea v West Ham|
|30/04/2022||15:00||Everton v Chelsea|
|07/05/2022||15:00||Chelsea v Wolves|
|15/05/2022||15:00||Manchester United v Chelsea|
|22/05/2022||16:00||Chelsea v Watford|
What are the Chelsea odds to win the Premier League?
The draw against Liverpool has widened the gap between Chelsea and top of the table. Ten points separate the Blues and Manchester City now. Despite their second-place spot, they’re 22/1 to win the league. A top-four finish is odds-on. With 45 goals so far, Chelsea are 25/1 to be the team to score the most goals this season.
Who is the manager of Chelsea?
Thomas Tuchel’s arrival at Chelsea turned the Blues into European champions for the second time in their history. The German won two league titles during his time at Paris Saint-Germain, and guided Chelsea to the FA Cup final in 2020/21.
Where is Chelsea’s stadium?
Stamford Bridge has been home to Chelsea since 1905. It currently seats 41,837 fans after a major redevelopment in 1998. The south stand at the stadium is fondly known as ‘The Shed’, while the north stand is named after former director Matthew Harding.