Chelsea made it three wins and five clean sheets in a row with the 3-0 win over Rennes on Wednesday, which means that we’re now unbeaten in ten (minus the penalty shootout against Spurs) with only one loss in regulation all season (twelve played), and that against the defending champions and current Premier League leaders.
So, not too shabby despite all the new faces coming in, the lack of preseason, and our troubles in general with consistency in both attack and defense. But we certainly seem to be putting it all together — as long as we don’t start believing that the job is done.
Next up are (surprisingly) winless Sheffield United, who have one point from seven games with just three goals scored so far. However, they’re surely a better team than that, and eventually will turn things around. If we are to avoid that happening against us, we’ll have to keep the concentration levels high and keep fighting through the accumulating fatigue.
It’s not helping in that regard that Kai Havertz isn’t available after contracting COVID-19, while Christian Pulisic may or may not be ready to return after his latest muscle tweak. And Billy Gilmour isn’t quite ready yet either. Lampard may shed some light on Pulisic’s situation in the press conference coming up later today, but hopefully we do play it safe. It’s a long season, even if each game is important!