Chelsea will be aiming to extend their winning run to six matches in all competitions when they return to Champions League action to face Rennes on Tuesday evening.
After recording a run of four successive wins prior to the international break, the Blues picked up where they left off following the two-week break on Saturday, defeating Newcastle United 2-0 at St James’ Park.
A first half own-goal from Magpies centre-back Federico Fernandez and a second half strike from Tammy Abraham were enough to seal another three-point haul for Frank Lampard’s team, which temporarily lifted them to the top of the Premier League table before being replaced by London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at the summit later in the day.
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But even though confidence within the Chelsea camp must be sky-high right now, Lampard’s players can ill-afford to take their foot off the accelerator, with the games continuing to come thick and fast.
Tomorrow evening, the Blues will be looking to take another giant step towards the last-16 of the Champions League against a Rennes side who they made light work of in their meeting at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, running out 3-0 winners.
And to ensure they are in the best shape possible for the trip to France, the Blues’ players have been working hard on the training ground, as they look to make it 10 games unbeaten in all competitions.
But what did we notice from the session? Here are four things football.london picked out.
Rudiger aims to impress
Having been handed his first Premier League start of the season on Saturday, German defender Antonio Rudiger will be aiming to maintain his place in the starting line-up for the second match in succession.
Drafted in to replace Thiago Silva, the German, who was closely linked with an exit over the summer, delivered a…