Chelsea's next six fixtures could boost Premier League title hopes

Chelsea's win over Arsenal has given their Premier League title bid a huge boost - and over the course of their next six fixtures they could move into an unassailable position.

The Blues host Pep Guardiola's Manchester City on April 5, but until then, the only top 10 sides they'll face will be West Ham and Watford.Chelsea travel to Burnley next Sunday, before playing Swansea (h), West Ham (a), Watford (h), Stoke (a) and Crystal Palace (h).

Earlier season, Chelsea won five of those six fixtures, only dropping points in a 2-2 draw at Swansea.

Chelsea results v next six opponents

3-0 v Burnley won
2-2 at Swansea drew
2-1 v West Ham won
2-1 at Watford won
4-2 v Stoke won
1-0 at Palace - won

In contrast, the next six fixtures for Chelsea's rivals for the title are not so kind.Tottenham must go to Liverpool and host Everton and Southampton in their next half dozen games.Over the same period, Arsenal play Southampton and Liverpool away and Man City at home.

Liverpool play Tottenham, Arsenal, Man City and Merseyside rivals Everton, while Manchester City take on Manchester United and Liverpool at the Etihad and travel to Arsenal.

United's next six fixtures are slightly more favourable, but with away days at Man City and Southampton, Jose Mourinho's side - 14 points behind Chelsea - also face a tough task to keep up with the leading teams.

Manchester City and Manchester United are the only two top-six sides left for Chelsea to face.

Given the fact the draw at Swansea is the only time Chelsea have dropped any points this season to teams outside of the top six, the signs are ominous for Chelsea's title rivals.

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