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How should Chelsea line up against Middlesbrough to keep the good times going?

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And we're back!  International football is done for 2016 — done until March in fact — and it's time to resume the Premier League.  You might remember the Premier League, it's the place where Liverpool and Chelsea are suddenly rampant.

Coming back from an international break, there are normally two main concerns.  One, how healthy is the squad?  It would appear that no one's carrying any significant injuries, but Eden Hazard did get kicked a few times and both Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Diego Costa were sent home from their respective teams on account of injury.  Costa's back in light training, but there's no official word on his status (or RLC's for that matter).

Perhaps an even bigger question is question number two.  Can Chelsea continue this amazing streak of winning, winning without conceding (five games now!), winning in style, winning in dominant fashion, winning with the same 11-12 players?  It's been hard to control the hype over the past two weeks; this could very well turn into a trap game on Sunday, especially with Spurs and Manchester City looming in the weeks to follow.

Choose wisely.

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