Chelsea started the new era under Frank Lampard expecting a transition season, a time to rebuild without fear of missing a target position.
A transfer embargo should have hampered their season but the emergence of young guns including Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount have transformed the Blues into a neutrals’ favourite.
They have nine games to turn a transitional season into a sensational one, with a top four spot in their sights, but can they achieve it?
RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about Chelsea’s 2019/20 season including fixtures, new kits, transfer news and TV information.
Chelsea fixtures 2019/20
Broadcast information and match previews will be updated throughout the season.
Sunday 21st June
Aston Villa v Chelsea (4:15pm) Sky Sports
Thursday 25th June
Chelsea v Man City (8:15pm) BT Sport
Wednesday 1st July
West Ham v Chelsea (8:15pm) Sky Sports
Saturday 4th July
Chelsea v Watford (3:00pm)
Wednesday 8th July
Crystal Palace v Chelsea (8:00pm)
Saturday 11th July
Sheffield United v Chelsea (3:00pm)
Wednesday 15th July
Chelsea v Norwich (8:00pm)
Saturday 18th July
Liverpool v Chelsea (3:00pm)
Sunday 26th July
Chelsea v Wolves (3:00pm)
Watch Chelsea on TV and live stream
All 92 remaining Premier League games will be shown live on TV across Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC platforms.
Many of the games will be shown on free-to-air TV, including 25 of Sky’s games which will be shown on freeview channel Pick TV.
For all the latest details on how to watch Chelsea, click each of the broadcasters above to see their upcoming games or check out our comprehensive Premier League TV schedule.
Chelsea kit 2019/20
Chelsea released their new home kit at the beginning of May and used Eden Hazard as the face of the launch.
Hazard was then sold to Real Madrid, meaning the Blues’ marketing team were left rather red faced.
Chelsea debuted their home kit on the last game of the 2018/19 season against Watford.
Check out the pictures of the new Chelsea kit for 2019/20.
Chelsea transfer news
Done deals will appear here as they are completed
Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) – Undisclosed
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) – £88m
Ola Aina (Torino) – £9m
Tomas Kalas (Bristol City) – Undisclosed
Gary Cahill (Crystal Palace) – Free
Rob Green – Retired
Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus) – End of loan
Tiemoue Bakayoko (Monaco) – Loan + £2.7m fee
Nathan Baxter (Ross County) – Loan
Jamal Blackman (Bristol Rovers) – Loan
Lucas Piazon (Rio Ave) – Loan
Todd Kane (Queens Park Rangers) – Free
Eduardo (SC Braga) – Free
Jake Clarke-Salter (Birmingham City) – Loan
Matt Miazga (Reading) – Loan
Ethan Ampadu (RB Leipzig) – Loan + £585k fee
Luke McCormick (Shrewsbury Town) – Loan
Marcin Bulka (Paris Saint-Germain) – Free
Danilo Pantic (Fehervar) – Loan + £450k fee
Victor Moses (Inter Milan) – Loan
Davide Zappacosta (Roma) – Loan
Kenneth Omeruo (Leganes) – £4.5m
David Luiz (Arsenal) – £8m
Michael Hector (Fulham) – £5.3m
Kenedy (Getafe) – Loan
Danny Drinkwater (Aston Villa) – Loan
Baba Rahman (RCD Mallorca) – Loan
Chelsea stadium guide
Name: Stamford Bridge
Year opened: 1905
Pitch dimensions: 113 x 73 yards