As if Chelsea’s first league match in 16 years against historic rivals Leeds United needed any more narrative weight, we have a 15-match unbeaten run on the line in all competitions, plus the whole budding title challenge idea, not to mention the “Don’t cry Frank Lampard” and spy-gate episode from two seasons ago with the head coach, and, oh yeah, just the small question of who should start at center forward?
Tammy Abraham has had that honor for the last six games, but Olivier Giroud did something midweek that no Chelsea player has done in almost a decade, and score four goals in a match. Meanwhile, we have the likes of Timo Werner and Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech and Callum Hudson-Odoi also all vying for minutes in attack, and all in various phases and levels of form, fitness, and confidence.
We’re literally spoilt for choice (and a full squad of no official injuries at the moment), which is great, but only if we make the right choices.
So, choose wisely.