Chelsea have had a tough start to the 2023–24 campaign. However, their victories over Fulham and Burnley have put hope in their fans’ faces. According to the Daily Mail, they currently sit 11th on the Premier League table with 11 points, 9 points behind current league leaders Tottenham.
With 8 games already played, the upcoming 7 games will be a defining period for Chelsea, as all these teams will not be pushovers, but Chelsea will need to come out of the games with a decent number of points if they hope to have a successful season.
Chelsea face Arsenal at the Stamford Bridge. This London derby has historical significance and is expected to be a heated battle. Because both teams are eager for points, this game will be a litmus test for Chelsea’s title hopes.
Brentford, a squad that has won supporters over with their lively performances, will pay a visit to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea’s energetic style of play and ability to frighten experienced opponents could provide a challenge. This battle between two Premier League sides fighting for success promises to be a thrilling contest.
Chelsea will play Tottenham at their brand-new stadium in the following game. This game is likely to be as fiercely competitive as previous North London derbies. Tottenham, under new management, will be hungry to stake a claim against a capable Chelsea outfit.
4. Manchester City
The meeting between Chelsea and Manchester City is probably one of the most anticipated events on the calendar, with fans of both clubs looking forward to it. In this heavyweight encounter, two of the league’s top contenders will square off, with each team aiming to win. Because both clubs are stacked with talent, this match promises to be full of high-quality football and tactical intrigue.
Chelsea will go to Newcastle United’s James’ Park for a change of scenery. Although Newcastle’s season has started slowly, they have the potential to surprise many. Chelsea will need to approach this game with intensity and focus if they are to win.
6. Brighton and Hove
The visit of Brighton and Hove Albion to Stamford Bridge provides an opportunity for Chelsea to assert their supremacy on home soil. Brighton may not have the same reputation as some of Chelsea’s earlier opponents, but they have proven to be tough opponents. Chelsea will have to be cautious in order to get three points.
7. Manchester United
In the final match of this difficult stretch, Chelsea travels to Old Trafford to face Manchester United. This fixture carries significant historical weight, with both clubs boasting rich traditions.