It’s back folks; Premier League football has returned to our plasma screens and what a better world it is with the Beautiful Game on our screens.
At the time of writing, Chelsea fans were looking ahead to this evening’s opening day fixture with Swansea City with relish, boasting the best gameweek one record in Premier League history with Manchester United and Arsenal making up the top three.
In many ways, this mini hierarchy couldn’t be too far away from what the final Premier League standings look like in May with the bookmakers still fancying Jose Mourinho’s side to enjoy two title triumphs in just three seasons under the returning boss.
Rather strangely by their standards, the Blues have failed to win a pre-season fixture inside 90 minutes this summer and more recently, Chelsea have been played at their own game in going down 1-0 on two separate occasions against both Arsenal in the Community Shield and Fiorentina in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday evening.
Chelsea fans are of course claiming it’s pre-season and means nothing and if they’ve already smashed Swansea City by this point this evening, all of that will of course prove irrelevant.
But with the opening day just representing one thirty eighth of the entire competition, just what is Jose Mourinho’s strongest starting eleven with everybody fit?
Click on the image below to reveal the best Chelsea XI Jose Mourinho can field this season.