Football Pundits around the world have not given Chelsea Football Club any chance of winning the 2023/24 Premier League Season following their performance in the just concluded season.
The Blues as they are popularly called were a shadow of themselves throughout the 2022/23 seasons. The change of managers at the club has been highlighted as one of the major reasons Chelsea failed to finish in a European spot.
The former manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Mauricio Pochettinho has been appointed as the new manager of the Stamford Bridge club. Chelsea supporters will hope this decision brings the club back to its glory days.
However, these are the five key fixtures that could give Chelsea any chance of winning the Premier League title in May 2024.
(1) Chelsea vs Manchester City ( Home and Away)
Chelsea must be ready to upset the Premier League champions when they meet at Stamford Bridge and the Etihad Stadium. This fixture against the Cityzens is an uphill task because the Blues have not won any game against City since the UEFA Champions League final in 2021.
(2) Chelsea vs Arsenal ( Home and Away)
Chelsea’s task to win the league this season might seem difficult but their absence from European competitions next season will serve as a big advantage against their closest rivals. The game against Arsenal is almost the same as that against City, 6 points is something Pochettinho must have at the back of his mind going into the match against the Gunners.
(3) Chelsea vs Manchester United ( Home and Away)
The rivalry between the Blues and the Red Devils does not seem to be ending anytime soon. Both teams dominated the Premier League in the past few seasons before the arrival of Pep Guardiola in 2016. This fixture is also one of the games that Chelsea must take seriously in their quest to win the trophy they last won during the 2015/16 season under Antonio Conte.
(4) Chelsea vs Tottenham ( Home and Away)
This game is not just about winning the Premier League but also about who has the bragging right in London. It will
also be important to Pochettinho because of his history with Spurs. Whenever the Argentine leads the Blues against his former team, he will always go into it having a point to prove. However, a win in both legs or at least four points will be a step in the right direction for Chelsea in winning the Premier League title.
(5) Chelsea vs Liverpool ( Home and Away)
The secret to winning the Premier League title is getting maximum points against your direct rivals because those 6 points give the winning team an advantage. Liverpool have dominated this fixture in recent years but a turnaround could happen with the arrival of Poch.
If Chelsea gets to have at least four points in each of these fixtures listed above, they will stand a chance of winning the Premier title.
These games are just a speculation of the writer, a lot can change when the season kicks off, where games that are not listed here can see Chelsea win the league in May 2024.