Here are the stadiums Chelsea are going to visit on their away days in the Premier League in the 2023/24 season:
The Emirates Stadium – Arsenal
Location: Highbury House, 75 Drayton Park, London, N5 1BU England
A Chelsea-Arsenal game in any stadium is always a spectacle. The two London rivals have had some interesting games at the Emirates Stadium in the past.
Previously at Highbury, the Emirates has been the Gunners’ home ground for the last 17 years now. Chelsea lost 3-1 in that stadium last season. Arsenal are a side getting only better under Mikel Arteta but expect a better showing this time around under Mauricio Pochettino.
Villa Park – Aston Villa
Location: Trinity Road, Birmingham B6 6HE
Villa Park is one of the noisiest stadiums in the league, especially from the famous Holt End. It is never an easy game for the visiting team, although Chelsea’s record is pretty solid on that ground. The Blues won their game at the stadium last season by 2-0, thanks to a brace from the departed Mason Mount. Unai Emery has handled the Brummies really well after coming in to take over from Steven Gerrard.
Vitality Stadium – AFC Bournemouth
Location: Kings Park, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 7AF, United Kingdom
The Vitality stadium contains the least capacity amongst all stadiums in the Premier League this season. However, they do have a good atmosphere and is a very nice place to go and watch football. Chelsea had a terrible away record last season but won away in that stadium.
Gtech Community Stadium – Brentford
Location: Lionel Rd S, Brentford TW8 0RU, United Kingdom
The Gtech Community Stadium was opened in 2020 and is one of the architectural marvels with great facilities and hospitality for the away fans. Chelsea struggled there last season to get a win. The struggle was repeated this time when we could only conjure up a goalless draw thanks to goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga. With or without Ivan Toney, Brentford are a proper beast in their home ground. Our local rivals as well, the atmosphere is certain to get loud more often than not.
American Express Community Stadium – Brighton & Hove Albion
Location: Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL, United Kingdom
Also known as the Falmer Stadium, the Amex Stadium is one of the best places to visit for an away fan with a great view. Although not one of the noisiest stadiums around the country, it can go up a notch when the home team needs it in games.
On the return of the former Blues boss Graham Potter to that stadium last October, Chelsea were handsomely beaten 4-1. Let’s hope Pochettino gets a positive result this time around. Expect a noisy Amex, credit to the off-the-field tensions between the two clubs, the reason being transfer speculations and whatnot.
Selhurst Park – Crystal Palace
Location: Selhurst, London, SE25; England
Selhurst Park without a doubt produces one of the best atmospheres in the league. Chelsea’s record here is pretty decent, though it’s never an easy game. The Holmesdale End creates a hostile environment. The Blues scraped through a 2-1 win last season with a late Conor Gallagher winner.
Goodison Park – Everton
Location: Goodison Rd, Liverpool L4 4EL, United Kingdom
Goodison Park is one of the historic places to play with a great atmosphere. It hasn’t always been a happy hunting ground for Chelsea, where the supporters make a caldron for opposition teams to get sucked into. Blues won there in the opening day of last season by a solitary goal. The Evertonians, judging on the basis of current form, seem like a sinking ship, and Chelsea should make their most of their visit to Merseyside, at least on this ground.
Craven Cottage – Fulham
Location: Stevenage Rd, London SW6 6HH, United Kingdom
Craven Cottage is one of the oldest stadiums in the Premier League. It is a unique neutral section in one of the corners of the ground. Chelsea generally have a good record in this stadium.
Joao Felix made his Chelsea debut in January and got sent off in a 2-1 defeat last season. Calling them local rivals is also an understatement, they are literally our next door neighbours.
Bramall Lane – Sheffield United
Location: Highfield; Sheffield; S2 4SU, United Kingdom
Another one of those hostile stadiums in the league where opposition teams do not always have it all their way. We saw how tough it was for Manchester City to get a win at Bramall Lane last weekend. Even when Sheffield United do not have a very good team, they will be a handful to every team in their stadium. It won’t be any different when Chelsea visit as they are a team that sits back, and hits hard on the counter.
Turf Moor – Burnley
Location: Turf Moor, 52-56 Harry Potts Way, Burnley BB10 4BX, United Kingdom
It is a nice ground with a decent atmosphere without getting hostile. The football being played there is different now from what it was under Sean Dyche. Vincent Kompanay has got that team playing high-pressure passing football.
Chelsea’s record there is generally unblemished in recent times. Expect the same if Burnley open up too much to match the Blues. They are playing with a much more open mindset under the Belgian, but the results so far have been paltry.
Anfield – Liverpool
Location: Anfield Rd, Anfield, Liverpool L4 0TH, United Kingdom
Anfield is probably the toughest ground to play football in for opposition teams. The atmosphere generated from all sections of the stadium is just too good if you are a Liverpool player. Liverpool-Chelsea games at Anfield have hardly been boring, including that game in 2014 which the Blues won to dampen the title hopes of the Reds.
Last season though, the game at Anfield was a snooze fest with both teams lacking quality. The opening game of this season was a blockbuster at Stamford Bridge. Expect nothing less when we visit Anfield.
Etihad Stadium – Manchester City
Location: Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF, United Kingdom
City have been one of the recent success stories in the Premier League since the new ownership takeover. They moved to the City of Manchester Ground in 2003, from Maine Road. Chelsea’s record there hasn’t been too good in the past few years. They got beaten there last season even after Pep Guardiola’s men wrapped up the title.
Old Trafford – Manchester United
Location: Sir Matt Busby Way, Old Trafford, M16 ORA Manchester, United Kingdom
Old Trafford is a ground with the largest capacity amongst any in the Premier League. It is a historic venue with plenty of stories involved. Although the current version of United isn’t very good, they still give a game to top teams in their own ground. Chelsea got beat late last season there though.
St James’ Park – Newcastle United
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4ST
St. James’ Park is currently one of the tougher stadiums to visit for an away team this season. Their home form could be key in how they perform this season. Chelsea lost there last season. We must make sure that our form away from home is top-notch, and that is why, we need to expect the best of our players on all our trips away. Nothing less at St. James’ as well.
City Ground – Nottingham Forest
Location: City Ground, West Bridgford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 5FJ
The City Ground hosts two-time European Champions Nottingham Forest, who would be glad to stay in the Premier League this season. One of the stands in the stadium is named after their legendary manager Brian Clough.
Chelsea played out a highly intense 1-1 draw on New Year’s Day. We can expect a good game against the Notts.
Kenilworth Road – Luton Town
Location: 1 Maple Rd E, Luton LU4 8AW, United Kingdom
Kenilworth Road hosts Premier League football for the first time in its history. That ground has been home to Luton Town since 1905. A tight, small stadium with low capacity has the potential to become a tough place to go for away teams in the division. Let’s hope Chelsea have an easy trip there.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium – Tottenham Hotspur
Location: 782 High Rd, London N17 0BX, United Kingdom
The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, which opened in 2019, is one of the best stadiums in the world. The architecture and the facilities on the ground are just too good. Chelsea generally had a good record in that ground in all competitions until last season when they lost 2-0.
London Stadium – West Ham United
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20 2ST, United Kingdom
The construction of the London stadium is different from Upton Park, West Ham United’s previous home ground. Henceforth, the fans took some time before accepting this as their new home. Chelsea have a mixed-bag record in that stadium though playing against the Hammers. We saw them playing well but losing 3-1 10 days ago.
Molineux Stadium – Wolverhampton Wanderers
Location: Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton WV1 4QR, United Kingdom
Molineux is another one of those old, historic stadiums in the Premier League. It generates a good atmosphere that can be intimidating to the opposition. Chelsea’s recent record there has not been good is one of the caveats behind it. Let’s hope to change the narrative this time around.