Chelsea’s next six Premier League fixtures against title rivals Liverpool and Man City
Chelsea secured a spectacular 3-2 victory over Leeds United on Saturday afternoon thanks to a late penalty from Jorginho.
The Whites took the lead at Stamford Bridge with a Raphinha penalty, but Mason Mount was there to equalize the shock in the 42nd minute.
Jorginho then put the Blues ahead with his first penalty of the game, before Joe Gelhardt equalized for the visitors at Stamford Bridge with less than 10 minutes of regulation time.
However, Chelsea got another kick in stoppage time and Jorginho once again kept his cool to secure all three points for the hosts.
With Liverpool and Manchester City also picking up maximum points – with 1-0 wins over Aston Villa and Wolves, respectively – the victory was made even more important for Thomas Tuchel and his side as they look to keep tabs on their rivals in the Premier League.
All that being said, football.london take a look at Chelsea’s next six Premier League games and compare them to what Liverpool and Man City will have soon.
Everton at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea welcome Everton to Stamford Bridge on Thursday night as the Blues seek back-to-back Premier League wins.
Rafa Benitez will be desperate to gain the upper hand over his former club as he seeks to reverse the Toffees’ recent fortunes.
Wolves at Molineux
A few days later, on Sunday December 19, Chelsea travel to the Midlands to face Wolves.
In their last two games, Bruno Lage’s side have faced Liverpool and Manchester City – and may have been unlucky to come out with zero points after back-to-back 1-0 defeats.
Villa Aston at Villa Park
Chelsea remain in the Midlands and face Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa side on Boxing Day in the Premier League.
Gerrard made sure his Villa side played some good football and they may have been unlucky to come away with nothing on Saturday afternoon as they were beaten 1-0 by Liverpool at Anfield.
Brighton to Stamford Bridge
On December 29, Chelsea return to Stamford Bridge as they host Brighton & Hove Albion in West London.
The Seagulls have made a very promising start to the Premier League season but have slowed down somewhat in recent weeks.
Liverpool to Stamford Bridge
The first of two absolutely huge games in this season’s Premier League title race: Liverpool at Stamford Bridge.
The two sides couldn’t be separated in the return leg at Anfield and Chelsea will look to make the home advantage count on January 2 as the Reds come to town.
Man City at Etihad Stadium
The second in the absolutely crucial doubles schedule as Chelsea travel to Manchester City on January 15.
Pep Guardiola has once again kept his side in top shape as they seek to retain their Premier League title.
Man City’s next six Premier League games
Leeds United (M)
Newcastle United (A)
City of Leicester (H)
Liverpool’s next six Premier League games
Newcastle United (M)
Tottenham Hotspur (A)
Leeds United (M)
City of Leicester (A)