And so the fun, if you have a dark sense of humour, continues.
With the fixtures coming at a breakneck speed this month, Chelsea make the trip to Sweden, for a Thursday night encounter with Malmo.
After the 6-0 drubbing inflicted by Manchester City, on Sunday, the pressure is on a beleaguered Maurizio Sarri to get a result, especially so with a very difficult FA Cup tie, against Manchester United to follow.
For Sarri, this Thursday night really is a test of his mettle.
The Italian’s insistence on sticking with the same faces and the same plan has fast unravelled but he steadfastly refuses to change his ways, perhaps feeling such a move would undermine his tried and trusted tactics and indicate a sign of weakness.
Of the fixtures Chelsea play this month, the two Europa League ties look to be the easiest, but then again the unpredictable nature of our side can make every game seem a hard one, take Bournemouth away for example.
Here at Vital Chelsea, we’re running our usual feature, but with a twist, ahead of the tie, we’re asking you to name the starting eleven YOU would opt for.
Would you make wholesale changes or just tinker a little?
Would you drop Jorginho and reinstate Kante as the heartbeat of the side in front of the back four?
Just two questions to consider as, somehow, we look towards our beloved Chelsea getting their season back on track.
Please feel free to drop the starting eleven YOU would opt for in the comment facility beneath this article.
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