Date: 28th August 2017 at 8:50am
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After the blip, against Burnley on the opening day of the season, normal service has been resumed in the last two Premier League games.

Victories against Tottenham (a) and Everton (h) have moved Chelsea up the Premier League table as we now go through the boredom an international break brings.

Against Everton, Chelsea gave a controlled performance and had the game won by half-time, with Everton, to be brutally honest, disappointing me.

Following the game Antonio Conte had this to say about his sides performance, remarking to the media,

‘We must be pleased with the performance. We played a really good game. We dominated and had plenty of chances.

‘The only negative thing is we should be more clinical. But there were a lot of positive things.”

Indeed there were and as for bringing in some additions before the transfer window slams shut on Thursday evening, Conte had this to add,

‘There are maybe four or five days to go before the close of the transfer market. I think the club is trying to work very hard to improve the squad. I need to rotate my players – for that I need a good number of players. I’m sure the club are trying to do their best.’

I hope they are, because a couple of injuries allied with a couple of suspensions would leave our squad fragility well and truly exposed.

As for the Everton boss, Ronald Koemen, the Dutchman had this to say,

‘The quality of our opponent made it really tough, but I’m still disappointed at our first half. I was proud of how we fought until the end. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half. They were more aggressive.

‘If you have a few games in a short amount of time with a lot of travelling, it’s hard to do with 11 players. We need a striker more to bring in. Sandro needs to adapt to the Premier League. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is only 20. You can’t do a whole tough season with different competitions, you need one more striker.’

Diego Costa, on loan until January anyone?

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