Only two games remain in a hectic September, but they are the two toughest games in a daunting 7 games in 21 days schedule — though we better get used to it since October after the international break is looking quite similar, if perhaps a bit easier in terms strength of schedule.
Fortunately, Chelsea have basically a clean bill of health, with only Danny Drinkwater on the injury list.
"There are no injury worries. The players are fit and now it's important to rest and recover well for the [Atlético Madrid] game on Wednesday and not forgetting we have another tough game on Saturday against Manchester City."
-Antonio Conte; Source: Chelsea FC
So that’s two unbeaten teams, one second in La Liga and barely conceding a goal, the other top of the table in England and practically pouring in the goals.
Separated by less than 72 hours, this could be a pivotal, tone-setting and expectation-leveling week for Chelsea.