Chelsea are rocking and rolling at the moment, unbeaten in nine straight with back-to-back-to-back wins away from home. Next up are Watford; if it seems that we just played them, that's because we just did. The first match of Guus Hiddink's second go-around as interim manager was the reverse fixture, a little over a month ago, at Stamford Bridge. Who made this schedule anyway?
That day, Chelsea drew 2-2, conceding an own goal and a comedy penalty kick before Oscar missed a decisive penalty kick of our own late on. Silly things like that are almost expected in this silliest of all seasons, though lately, we seem to be getting luckier. And better.
The transfer window claimed Ramires as its biggest victim, the Blue Kenyan heading off to China and leaving behind piles of cash and memories of rare, sublime goals. Loïc Rémy and Radamel Falcao remain, for now, though whether either are fit to play yet is unclear. Similar concerns abound for the condition of Alexandre Pato, who last played at the end of November and just started training with the rest of the squad. MLS standout Matt Miazga is in a similar situation. Willian appeared to pick up a knock late on against MK Dons, though Hiddink dismissed any concerns, and there was also a Twitter rumor that Kenedy might be injured, though I haven't seen any official confirmation of that.
There are no suspensions.