Busy Christmas schedule and odd kick off times confirmed for Chelsea

Well, if Frank Lampard and his Chelsea squad were hoping for a bit of recuperation over the Christmas period, they can think again.

The fixtures and kick off times for December were released yesterday, and it is safe to say that Chelsea have been handed a bum deal compared to some of their rivals.

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In fact, over Christmas itself Chelsea are playing twice in three days, and Lampard will have to seriously think about fielding two sides altogether.

Not only that, but the kick off times are just weird to keep the TV companies happy. There are many late kick offs including a couple of 8pm Saturday games.

Here is the full list… (sourced from Chelsea FC).

Chelsea v Leeds – Sat 5th Dec-8pm (Sky)

Everton v Chelsea – Sat 12th Dec-8pm (BT)

Wolves v Chelsea – Tue 15th Dec-6pm (Amazon)

Chelsea v West Ham – Mon 20th Dec-8pm (Sky)

Arsenal v Chelsea – Sat 26th Dec- 5.30pm (Sky)

Chelsea v Aston Villa –Mon 28th Dec- 5.30pm (Amazon)