Five successive wins have banished any doubts about Antonio Conte’s ability to lead Chelsea to the Premier League title this season.
The Blues won their opening three league games of the season, but the suffered disappointing defeats against Liverpool and Arsenal, the latter of which was a particularly poor performance from Conte’s side.
However, the Italian changed his system to accommodate a back three and, since then, Chelsea have won five Premier League games on the spin, and haven’t conceded a goal in any of them.
This run includes a 4-0 battering of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and a 5-0 thrashing of Everton, in what many described as one of the best Premier League displays of all time.
Consequently, the Blues sit second in the table, a point behind leaders Liverpool, and will go into the international break hugely optimistic of sustaining a title challenge.