Chelsea

Drop them: Conte must axe these 2 players from today’s starting Chelsea XI against Palace

The Chelsea fans who can regularly be found drinking here in the Transfer Tavern have been over the moon with their team this season, with the Blues currently sitting pretty at the summit of the Premier League and 10 points clear of the team in second place.

It has been a remarkable first season in English football for Italian boss Antonio Conte and there is little to doubt his credentials to be a real success on these shores.

Chelsea were considered outsiders for the title at the start of the season, after an appalling campaign last time around saw them fail to even qualify for a European spot through the league table.

Many Chelsea supporters in the Tavern stated back in July prior to the season that a return to the Champions League would have represented a successful campaign, but Conte has warmed himself to the Blues’ faithful with some magnificent football.

Lee Clarke looks at two players who could miss out for the rampant Blues this afternoon.

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