Chelsea are top of the Premier League having won nine games in a row and conceding just twice in that time since manager Antonio Conte switched to a back three.
The Blues struggled defensively in the earlier stages of the season, and conceded seven goals in three games back in September, but now they look like a totally different side.
Conte’s men have won nine successive Premier League games to go from tenth in the league to top, three points clear of second place Arsenal and six clear of third place Liverpool.
Victories over Manchester United, Tottenham, and Manchester City have outlined their clear title credentials, and up until their 2-1 win over Spurs a few weeks ago, they didn’t concede in the six previous victories.
They will hope to push home their advantage over the coming weeks, but Conte may feel that they still need a few more reinforcements to sustain a title challenge for the remainder of the season.
And, with the African Cup of Nations just around the corner, he may take a look at some of Africa’s most talented individuals, so here are TWO he should watch out for in the near future…