Chelsea Premier League fixtures: Maresca opens vs. Man City

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Chelsea will begin their 2024-25 season against reigning champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Aug. 18 in what will be Enzo Maresca's first competitive game in charge, the Premier League fixtures revealed on Tuesday.

They will play City at the Etihad on Jan. 25 and visit Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Nov. 2. United come to west London for the return fixture on May 18, the penultimate week of the season.

Arsenal travel to Stamford Bridge on Nov. 11 and host Chelsea at the Emirates on March 15. The other trip to north London comes on Dec. 7 at Tottenham Hotspur.

Maresca, who replaced Mauricio Pochettino as manager earlier in May, will be looking to help Chelsea bounce back from a disappointing seventh-placed finish in the previous campaign.

The Italian coach joins from Leicester, who he helped to promotion to the Premier League in his first season in charge before moving to Chelsea. He will return to the King Power on Nov. 23.

Chelsea's fixtures for 2024-25 season

18/08/2024 Chelsea v Manchester City

24/08/2024 Wolverhampton v Chelsea

31/08/2024 Chelsea v Crystal Palace

14/09/2024 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Chelsea

21/09/2024 West Ham United v Chelsea

28/09/2024 Chelsea v Brighton

05/10/2024 Chelsea v Nottingham Forest

19/10/2024 Liverpool v Chelsea

26/10/2024 Chelsea v Newcastle United

02/11/2024 Manchester United v Chelsea

09/11/2024 Chelsea v Arsenal

23/11/2024 Leicester City v Chelsea

30/11/2024 Chelsea v Aston Villa

04/12/2024 Southampton v Chelsea

07/12/2024 Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea

14/12/2024 Chelsea v Brentford

21/12/2024 Everton v Chelsea

26/12/2024 Chelsea v Fulham

29/12/2024 Ipswich Town v Chelsea

04/01/2025 Crystal Palace v Chelsea

15/01/2025 Chelsea v A.F.C. Bournemouth

18/01/2025 Chelsea v Wolverhampton

25/01/2025 Manchester City v Chelsea

01/02/2025 Chelsea v West Ham United

15/02/2025 Brighton v Chelsea

22/02/2025 Aston Villa v Chelsea

26/02/2025 Chelsea v Southampton

08/03/2025 Chelsea v Leicester City

15/03/2025 Arsenal v Chelsea

02/04/2025 Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur

05/04/2025 Brentford v Chelsea

12/04/2025 Chelsea v Ipswich Town

19/04/2025 Fulham v Chelsea

26/04/2025 Chelsea v Everton

03/05/2025 Chelsea v Liverpool

10/05/2025 Newcastle United v Chelsea

18/05/2025 Chelsea v Manchester United

25/05/2025 Nottingham Forest v Chelsea

Matchdays other than Aug. 18 subject to change