Chelsea fans here in the Tavern are in high spirits after two spirited results have shown real character from their team, looking to improve on things as they enter the League Cup, with the trophy being their aspiration.
Chelsea were a team who many thought would repeat the feat from last season’s Premier League triumph as the added additions of Alvaro Morata, Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko bolstered what was already a title-winning side.
Now 9 games into the 2017-18 season, the Blues will feel let down by the sluggish start that’s been made judging by their standards. Currently seated in 4th position, 9 points adrift of top spot, its beginning to look as if their title ambitions of preseason have now diminished as they change focus to a Champions League spot.
After winning 4-2 at home to the impressive Watford, they can take many positives and negatives from the game as they rally back from a 2-1 deficit to score 3 consecutive goals to take all 3 points. The real let down for the Stamford Bridge faithful was their defensive display as the lapse in concentration made things harder than they possibly should have been.
Next up they welcome Premier League strugglers Everton to the Bridge in what will be a tough opponent who provide an added resistance. Coming into the game with the 3rd worst defence in the league so far this season, it looks as if there will be goals in this one as the attacking power that Chelsea pose should be too much for the Evertonians.
However, with the possibility of cup magic in the air you can never rule out the underdog after recent heroics of Bradford in the League Cup have got all clubs dreaming of a big day at Wembley.
So here’s a look at the possible line up that Chelsea should look to utilize against a struggling Everton side…