The Premier League TV selections for November have been announced, with three Chelsea matches selected for live broadcast.
The month kicks off with a trip to take on Watford at Vicarage Road, with kick-off moved to 5.30pm on Saturday 2 November. That is the same slot as our second visit of the campaign to Manchester as we take on Pep Guardiola’s City side in the evening kick-off on Saturday 23 November at the Etihad. Both matches will be shown live on Sky Sports.
An Eden Hazard brace secured a Boxing Day victory away at the Hornets last season, while Ruben Loftus-Cheek was among the scorers in May as we won 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Our last win at Eastlands came in a lively encounter in December 2016 as the Blues came from behind to beat nine-man City 3-1.
One of our home fixtures has also been rescheduled, with Crystal Palace at the Bridge on Saturday 9 November. That will now be played in the 12.30pm lunchtime kick-off and shown live on BT Sport. Our Spanish contingent were on the mark in a 3-1 home victory against the Eagles last term, with Alvaro Morata notching a brace and Pedro added a third.
November’s final league game sees us host West Ham in a London derby that will remain a 3pm Saturday kick-off on 30 November. A busy month sees two of our Champions League group fixtures played, with Ajax the visitors to west London prior to the international break and the Blues then travelling to Spain’s third largest city to face Valencia at the Mestalla in the final week of the month.