Chelsea’s first Premier League match after the international break comes in the form of a long trip to Newcastle United, before a huge test against high-flying Tottenham the following weekend.
The Blues have looked solid during their last few outings despite making an initially shaky start to the season.
Their defensive worries have been eased by Edouard Mendy ‘s introduction between the sticks, with the Senegal international helping Chelsea to keep five consecutive clean sheets for the first time since 2010.
The additions of fellow new arrivals Timo Werner and Kai Havertz, two of the brightest young talents in world football, has also helped Frank Lampard ‘s side in front of goal with the German duo registering nine goal contributions in eight Premier League matches.
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Hakim Ziyech is another new arrival to have made a positive impact having played a starring role during Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Burnley last month, and has been tipped to become the club’s ‘sensation of the year’ by former Blues boss Avram Grant.
football.london readers were given the opportunity to select their strongest Chelsea team ahead of next week’s return to action at Newcastle, and surprisingly Ziyech was not included in the side.
Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell all feature in the most popular team among Chelsea fans
Academy product Callum Hudson-Odoi was instead preferred to line up alongside Werner and Christian Pulisic to make up Chelsea’s attacking trident.
The England youngster has played four times in the Premier League this season and scored during Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with West Bromwich Albion in September.
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