Blues begin away to Wigan
Chelsea's Manager Roberto Di Matteo keeps an eye on training
Roberto Di Matteo's first game as permanent manager is at the DW Stadium, and successive home fixtures against Newcastle and Reading follow.
September brings away derbies at QPR and Arsenal, and the Blues face Tottenham and Manchester United in the space of a week in October.
The Londoners are on the road to Norwich on Boxing Day and welcome QPR to Stamford Bridge at the start of 2013.
And a tricky end to the campaign is in prospect, with Liverpool and Manchester United two of their final three away fixtures.
The season ends at home to Everton on 19 May.