Chelsea fans here in the Tavern have reported back to their Premier League stations full of confidence, after a triumphant win against competitors United last time out.
The Blues gave the Stamford Bridge faithful the perfect send-off in their last match prior to the international break, with a 1-0 win against one of the preseason title favourites, Manchester United.
Having seen the return of their French machine N’Golo Kante, the Pensioners were jubilant of his place in the match-day squad, with their bad form of late all mysteriously coming in the midst of the midfielder’s injury troubles.
Antonio Conte has been linked in the past couple of days with a return to managing his former national side Italy, after their shock exit at the hands of Sweden on Tuesday night. With it being reported that Roman Abramovich and co were very fond of bringing Carlo Ancelotti back to SW6, you will struggle to allow for permanent stability for the current man in charge.
But even with all this uncertainty, Chelsea have a job on their hands with a difficult trip away to the Hawthorns next on the cards, as West Bromwich Albion welcome the champions. Having won last time out, the Blues will be looking to pick up where they left off, with a slightly easier opposition laying in their way.
So for Conte and his side that’s endured some twists and turns along the way, here’s TWO players that will possibly not make the cut…