Champions League winners Chelsea clearly have ambitions of challenging for the Premier League title under Thomas Tuchel.

Last season could hardly be called a disappointment for Chelsea as they lifted their second Champions League trophy. However, a club like the Blues will not rest on their laurels and their attention will already have turned towards regaining the Premier League trophy for the first time since 2017.

Since they were crowned Premier League champions in the 2016/17 season, they have gone on to finish fifth, third, fourth, and fourth again. The London club will be hopeful of bettering all those previous finishes, though, under manager Thomas Tuchel, who brought with him to the capital in his first season a style of play that has really suited the side so far.

Ahead of the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, we’ve taken a look at all you need to know about Chelsea – from their upcoming league fixtures to the latest football betting odds for the club this term.

Who is the manager of Chelsea?

As mentioned, Thomas Tuchel arrived at Chelsea midway through a struggling season for the Blues under then boss Frank Lampard and he managed to completely turn the tide and claim top honours in the Champions League. With his debut season out of the way it will be interesting to see how he can progress further as the first German to take charge of the team in the club’s history. Having signed a contract extension in the summer, Tuchel will be hopeful of a successful season.

Who are Chelsea’s key players?

There’s no shortage of star players in Chelsea’s current squad and returning from a strong European Championship, Mason Mount will look to continue his fine progression that saw him score six goals and record five assists last season. Timo Werner is another that had a very good season and the German will be hopeful of bettering his six goals and eight assists from last term. Chelsea have made their stance clear in that they want to be challenging for the league this season and the signing of Romelu Lukaku is all the proof you could ask for.

Where is Chelsea’s stadium?

Chelsea call Stamford Bridge home in south-west London, with its capacity of 40,000 making it the ninth biggest stadium in the Premier League. However, plans are in place to extend this to 60,000 by 2023/24.

When is the next Chelsea Premier League game?

Chelsea have started the season strongly securing impressive 3-0 and 2-0 wins against Crystal Palace and Arsenal respectively however they are sure to be tested in a big game at Anfield on August 28. This is the start of a tough run of matches with Aston Villa, Spurs and Manchester City making up their next three fixtures.

Chelsea Premier League fixtures

Chelsea’s Premier League fixtures for the 2021/22 season in full are below:

01/08/202120:00Chelsea v Crystal Palace3-0
22/08/202116:30Arsenal v Chelsea0-2
28/08/202117:30Liverpool v Chelsea
11/09/202117:30Chelsea v Aston Villa
19/09/202116:30Tottenham v Chelsea
25/09/202112:30Chelsea v Manchester City
02/10/202115:00Chelsea v Southampton
16/10/202115:00Brentford v Chelsea
23/10/202115:00Chelsea v Norwich City
30/10/202115:00Chelsea v Newcastle
06/11/202115:00Chelsea v Burnley
20/11/202115:00Leicester City v Chelsea
27/11/202115:00Chelsea v Manchester United
30/11/202119:45Watford v Chelsea
04/12/202115:00West Ham v Chelsea
11/12/202115:00Chelsea v Leeds United
15/12/202120:00Chelsea v Everton
18/12/202115:00Wolves v Chelsea
26/12/202115:00Aston Villa v Chelsea
28/12/202115:00Chelsea v Brighton
01/01/202215:00Chelsea v Liverpool
15/01/202215:00Manchester City v Chelsea
22/01/202215:00Chelsea v Tottenham
08/02/202219:45Brighton v Chelsea
12/02/202215:00Chelsea v Arsenal
19/02/202215:00Crystal Palace v Chelsea
26/02/202215:00Chelsea v Leicester City
05/03/202215:00Burnley v Chelsea
12/03/202215:00Chelsea v Newcastle
19/03/202215:00Norwich City v Chelsea
02/04/202215:00Chelsea v Brentford
09/04/202215:00Southampton v Chelsea
16/04/202215:00Leeds United v Chelsea
23/04/202215:00Chelsea v West Ham
30/04/202215:00Everton v Chelsea
07/05/202215:00Chelsea v Wolves
15/05/202215:00Manchester United v Chelsea
22/05/202216:00Chelsea v Watford

What are the Chelsea odds to win the Premier League?

Despite Manchester City’s 1-0 loss against Spurs, Chelsea head into the 2021/22 season as the second favourites behind Pep Guardiola’s team to lift the Premier League trophy. They are priced at 11/4 behind the red-hot favourites, but if things all fall into place they can certainly give the current champions something to think about. Thomas Tuchel’s side now have better odds of lifting the trophy than Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who have it all to prove this season after a very tough campaign last year saw them struggle to retain their title. Work out your potential winnings with our easy-to-use online betting calculator.

What are the odds that Chelsea win the next game?

As mentioned, Chelsea travel north to face potential title-rivals, Liverpool who have also managed to collect 6 points so far. Liverpool are the favourites to win at a price of 6/4, with Tuchel’s side 15/8 to record a victory.

What’s the latest Chelsea transfer and injury news?

Romelu Lukaku was signed from Inter Milan for £97 million, 7 years after leaving Stamford Bridge for Everton. Tuchel failed to sign Erling Haaland from his former club Borussia Dortmund, but with the addition of Lukaku to their line-up they still could challenge the likes of Manchester City this campaign. Tammy Abraham recently made the switch to Roma for a fee of £36 million. He impressed on his debut, earning a standing ovation after he provided 2 assists and won a penalty in their 3-1 win over Fiorentina.

When it comes to injuries, Chelsea should have a mostly fit squad to pick from ahead of their clash against Liverpool. Pulisic will likely be out due to illness but there were bright signs as Kante and Hakim Ziyech both came off the bench during Chelsea’s 2-0 victory at the Emirates.