The Premier League fixture computer has not been very kind to the returning ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho at Chelsea although the Europa League Champions do kick off their season at home on the 17th August to newly promoted Hull City. Following that, the London club face some daunting away trips in late August and September.
Mourinho’s second fixture following his homecoming sees him lock horns with Manchester United’s new manager David Moyes. The new Chelsea manager will be hoping to put one over early on his fellow 50 year old in what could turn out to be the marquee rivalry in the Premier League over the next decade. Chelsea have some exciting away trips lined up in September as they travel to Roberto Martinez’s Everton on the 14th September whilst they also travel to White Hart lane towards the end of the month on the 28th to face a Spurs side which could see the Master take on his former student Andre Villas-Boas (provided he doesn't leave for PSG).