Chelsea are facing a bustling period at Christmas with decimal games in just one month, including the Cup quarter-finals and a potential conflict with Liverpool.
The Blues are currently at the top of the Premier League in pursuit of their first title since 2016-2017.
Thomas Tuchel’s side has already been hit by injuries, along with Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner Both abroad, leaving the German leader lacking in attack options.
But things will only get worse, with ten matches on the horizon between December 1 and January 2.
Chelsea starts the month with three Away matches in a row.
The Blues travel to Watford on December 1, before facing West Ham via London three days later (December 4).
On December 8, Tuchel & Co will embark on their brutal 2,600-mile return trip to Russia to face Zenit St Petersburg in the Champions League.
Chelsea then meet Leeds at home on December 11, before hosting Everton on the 16th.
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Just three days later (December 19), the Blues travel to Wolverhampton in the league, with the Carabao Cup quarter-finals to take place on December 21-22.
Boxing Day sees West Londoners travel to the Midlands to face Aston Villa.
They then host Brighton on December 29, before a potentially pivotal clash in the Premier League race at home to Liverpool on January 2.
In all, Chelsea will play 10 matches in just 33 days.
Despite the international break, Stamford Bridge is still facing six Matches in November, too – including the Premier League’s clash with Manchester United and the Champions League against Juventus.
After nine Premier League games, Chelsea are on top – one point behind Liverpool and two points behind champions Manchester City.
The Blues next meet Newcastle at St James’ Park, at 3 pm on Saturday.
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