LampsWithEuropaLeagueChelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he is ready for an “emotional” start to life back at Stamford Bridge, with Hull City the opponents for their season opener.
The newly promoted Tigers will visit on the weekend of 17-18 August.
“Starting the season at home is a great way for our supporters to show the players they are ready to be behind the team all the way,” said Mourinho.
“At the same time, it is a great way for the players to show how much they are motivated and committed.”
A week after hosting Hull, Chelsea face Manchester United at Old Trafford in what will be David Moyes’s first home game in charge.
Mourinho’s first five league games
17 August: Hull (home)
24 August: Man Utd (away)
31 August: Aston Villa (home)
14 September: Everton (away)
21 September: Fulham (home)
Chelsea have traditionally struggled at Everton, but they usually play well at Old Trafford. Is 13 points from the first games doable? I think so.
Chelsea 2013-2014 Schedule
July 17 Singha All-Stars (Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok – Singha 80th Anniversary Cup) 2pm
July 21 Malaysia XI (Kuala Lumpur – BNI Cup 2013) 2.45pm
July 25 BNI Indonesia All-Stars (Gelora Bung Karno National Stadium, Jakarta) 2pm
August 1: Chelsea v Inter Milan in Indianapolis
August 4: Chelsea v AC Milan or Valencia in NY (4.30pm/6.30pm)
August 6: 5th Place and 7th Place Game in Miami (6.30pm/9pm)
August 7: 3rd Place and Championship Game In Miami (6.30pm/9pm)
30 August: Bayern Munich v Chelsea – Buy Bayern Munich v Chelsea Tickets
Premier League Fixtures
Aug 17: Hull City (h)
Aug 24: Manchester United (a)
Aug 31: Aston Villa (h)* (Fixture subject to change due to UEFA Super Cup on August 30)
Sep 14: Everton (a)
Sep 21: Fulham (h)
Sep 28: Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Oct 10: Norwich City (a)
Oct 19: Cardiff City (h)
Oct 26: Manchester City (h)
Nov 2: Newcastle United (a)
Nov 9: West Bromwich Albion (h)
Nov 23: West Ham United (a)
Nov 30: Southampton (h)
Dec 3: Sunderland (a)
Dec 7: Stoke City (a)
Dec 14: Crystal Palace (h)
Dec 21: Arsenal (a)
Dec 26: Swansea City (h)
Dec 28: Liverpool (h)
Jan 1: Southampton (a)
Jan 11: Hull City (a)
Jan 18: Manchester United (h)
Jan 29: West Ham United (h)
Feb 1: Manchester City (a)
Feb 8: Newcastle United (h)
Feb 11: West Bromwich Albion (a)
Feb 22: Everton (h)
March 1: Fulham (a)
March 8: Tottenham Hotspur (h)
March 15: Aston Villa (a)
March 22: Arsenal (h)
March 29: Crystal Palace (a)
April 5: Stoke City (h)
April 12: Swansea City (a)
April 19: Sunderland (h)
April 26: Liverpool (a)
May 3: Norwich City (h)
May 11: Cardiff City (a)
Getting To Stamford Bridge
BY TUBE OR TRAIN
The nearest tube station is Fulham Broadway on the District Line. Take a train to Earls Court and change for Wimbledon-bound trains. There are two Overground stations near to Stamford Bridge, the closest being West Brompton. The second station, which is about a 15-minute walk from the stadium, is Imperial Wharf Station, these are both on a direct line to Clapham Junction station amongst others.
There are two bus stops outside Stamford Bridge on the Fulham Road. Fans can get to the stadium using the number 14, 211 and 414 buses.
Fans are advised NOT to drive to Stamford Bridge due to parking restrictions in the area, especially on matchdays.
Driving from The North, East or West:
Use the M25 to Junction 15 and turn off onto the M4 towards London. Follow the M4 which becomes the A4 up to Hammersmith. Go over the Hammersmith Flyover and a further 1.5 miles before turning off for Earls Court. Go past Earls Court station and across Old Brompton Road, eventually reaching Fulham Road. Turn right at the traffic lights. After 600 yards, the ground is on the right. Parking is difficult very close to the ground.
Driving from The South:
Cross the river at Wandsworth Bridge and head up Wandsworth Bridge Road. At the junction with New King’s Road, turn right and then immediately left. This will take you up to Fulham Broadway. Turn right onto Fulham Road and the ground is 400 yards on the left. Parking is difficult very close to the ground.