From the end of the 2008-09 season, the final five games to be exact, to the start of the 2009-10, the first six games to be exact, Chelsea won eleven games in a row. The Blues have a chance to match that on Saturday, within the confines of a single season, as we take on Crystal Palace in Saturday's early kick-off.
Certainly not much time to rest and recover. Might we see further rotation?
Against Sunderland, Conte opted to rotate willingly just one player, with Fàregas coming in for Matić. The other change, Willian for Hazard, was a necessary substitution thanks to the latter's injury — which hopefully will be better in the next few days.
After Saturday, Chelsea's next game is not for another week, until Boxing Day 2016 (away to AFC Bournemouth), so even though there's plenty of talk about fixture congestion and staying sharp and fit, the Blues will have plenty of time to recover after this one.