Five Key Matches
v Arsenal (A) on September 24
Even in the midst of a horror season, Chelsea did the double over their London rivals last season and have only lost four times against them since the start of the Premier League.
v Man United (H) on October 22
What will Chelsea fans make of Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge as the Manchester United boss? This is one of the biggest games of the season.
v Manchester City (H) on April 5
Chelsea were the moneybags of the Premier League till Manchester City came along and after copping two 3-0 hidings in both Premier League fixtures last season, Chelsea will be hoping to reverse the score this time around.
v Liverpool (H) on September 17
Chelsea failed to get any points off Liverpool last season. Time for revenge?
v Leicester City (A) on January 14
Just as Chelsea were a notch on the Foxes' belt last season, taking four points off the London side, the Blues will be looking to repeat the favour this season.
SBS Host Lucy Zelic's Prediction: 4th
Chelsea may find some of their mojo again but Antonio Conte's methods may take time to translate to the English game.