It is a similar story for neighbours United, who begin at home to Leicester.
On Wednesday 1st August, Chelsea will lock-horns with Premier League rivals Arsenal in Dublin, before facing Lyon at Stamford Bridge on August 7th.
The Premier League has given Tottenham special permission to play their home games in more than one stadium as rules do not allow it, while the Football Association extended their deadline until Friday to allow Spurs extra time to decide whether they wanted to return to Wembley.
Trips to City (February 2) and Tottenham (March 2) follow before their final "Top Six" fixture against United (March 9).
But despite the ease or difficulty of a team's early fixtures, the reality that all the clubs face next season is that City will once again be the side to beat.