Chelsea entertain Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge, and will be looking to continue their 3 match unbeaten run.
Romelu Lukaku has taken the Premier League by storm since the start of last season. The giant Belgian striker grabbed 17 topflight goals last term during his stint on loan at West Brom and was expected to be the focal point of Chelsea's attack this time round. However, Jose Mourinho came into the frame and send him back out on loan, this time to Everton, where Lukaku has already hit four goals in three games.
Chelsea are hardly short of defensive options right now, but that hasn't stopped a wealth of papers reporting that Porto centre-back Eliaquim Mangala is a January target for Jose Mourinho. And they're not the only ones - the Mirror are reporting that Manchester City are interested in the 22-year-old. But who is he, and why is he so highly sought after?
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is a stubborn man. Despite critics he has stuck to his guns, and his team selection, and they now sit third in the table - just two points behind leaders Arsenal. But here are five players that I feel are being wasted so far this season in the Premier League.
Jose Mourinho's team selection has sparked debate already in the Premier League this season. He is slowly forming what he considers his best side, so here are three that I think he should send out on loan in January and the reasons why:
I love the beautiful game, but if there's one thing that gets on my nerves about football it is fans booing or heckling their own players. Fair enough, they pay their money and have the right to do what they want. However, jeering an individual who is playing for your own side is, well, ridiculous.
When you flick through the Chelsea attacking options it's reminiscent of a pack of shiny football stickers that you collected as a child. The likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Willian, Oscar and Andre Schurrle are all involved in the first team, as well as Kevin de Bruyne.
With Jose Mourinho being slammed at points over his Chelsea team selection, I take a look - as a Chelsea fan - at what I feel our best 11 is. What do you think?
While Chelsea hold a wealth of options in the midfield areas of their squad, and have a sturdy looking defence, their forward berths needs a bit of a shake up. Here are three reasons why Aston Villa's Christian Benteke is perfect for the Blues.
While we head into the final months of the year, sights are set on who will be going where during the January transfer window. Here are three players I think Chelsea should be looking at in the new year.
Jose Mourinho's dealings in the upcoming transfer window will be largely scrutinised no matter what the outcome. The Special One generates abuse wherever he goes because of his self belief and somewhat tiresome ego, and transfer dealing are just the spark which lights the fire. While he has heard the fans' concerns over some of his team selections regarding Juan Mata and Kevin de Bruyne, the Mirror are reporting that the Blues are looking into the possibility of signing both Jackson Martinez and former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
The plethora of creativity that Chelsea currently hold behind the striker role is unbelievable, but that doesn't stop everyone linking them with a number of others. Not only does the national press seem to pull names out of hats when it comes to transfer stories in the Premier League, but they insist on continuing the rumours until the point of exhaustion. The latest name in the press is Julian Draxler, who is attracting interest from a trio of topflight clubs.
The rebirth of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea has taken a few bumps of late. The Special threw a paddy in a press conference and stormed out over a simple question and fans have been critical with some of his team selections. However, a major positive this season has been the continued fine form of Brazlian midfielder Ramires. The Metro, however, are throwing cold water over the Blues' hopes as they report that Real Madrid will throw a £15m offer at the club in January.
This summer saw Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois join Atletico Madrid for a second consecutive season as Petr Cech refuses to be dislodged from the Stamford Bridge sticks. However, as the 21-year-old learns his trade in La Liga, it was expected that he would return next season and command his place as number one. But French sources are now reportingthat Chelsea have reached an agreement for Barclelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who will leave Camp Nou in the summer.