Despite Chelsea's back-to-back victories — fives goals scored, none conceded — the jury's still out on how the team will cope with top quality opposition. Of our five wins, Watford in 10th are the highest placed team currently, while Arsenal and Liverpool, our two losses, are both in the top four. Can the newfangled tactical setup cope with the latest expensively assembled collection of Mourinho toys?
Antonio Conte might reveal a bit more information in his pre-match press conference in a couple hours, but for now, the good news for the squad in terms of availability is that both Willian and Oscar have returned from their compassionate leaves in Brazil. Presumably, both Cesc Fàbregas and Branislav Ivanović have also managed to get over whatever minor knocks kept them out of the matchday squad last weekend.
The only bad news is that John Terry has picked up another ankle injury and is thus likely to miss this game.