Chelsea go into their game against Middlesbrough on Sunday as red-hot favourites after their stunning win over Everton last-time-out and their supporters here in the Tavern are absolutely ecstatic!
The Blues overcame a serious wobble through October to burst out the other side fighting and you’ve got to give plenty of credit to Antonio Conte and his players, who have been superb in recent weeks.
The Italian is certainly earning his money in west London and is going some way into proving his reputation as one of the game’s elite tacticians.
But it’s back to business after the international break this Sunday and the Blues will be hoping to put Middlesbrough to the sword at the Riverside.
But don’t forget, this is a Boro side that more than held their own against Manchester City a couple of weeks ago, in a game Aitor Karanka’s men could have eventually won.
But regardless, we still think Conte and his players will have too much for plucky Boro on the day.
So, armed with some selection advice from our Chelsea-obsessed landlord, here’s our Blues XI we think will smash Boro on Sunday…
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