Chelsea made it back-to-back Premier League wins and three consecutive victories in all competitions on Saturday after thrashing Burnley 4-1 at Turf Moor. The Blues ended the weekend still in the bottom half of the table but have turned their form around considerably.
Mauricio Pochettino had a tough job at Chelsea, as the Blues were in disarray on and off the pitch. Todd Boehly has signed dozens of players without manager input and the team hasn’t had time to gel.
Chelsea haven’t had the best luck with injuries this season either with nine players currently sidelined. Getting back key players like Reece James, Wesley Fofana and Christopher Nkunku could transform their season.
Chelsea finally scoring goals
Chelsea had a real problem in the final third last season, scoring only 38 times from as many Premier League games. The West Londoners didn’t have a player with more than seven league goals to their name in 2022/23.
Pochettino’s men have scored one or more goals in only one league game up until October, but they’ve now netted more times in their previous two matches (6) than in their first six (5).
International break is good and bad
Pochettino will be frustrated at the timing of the international break, as he’ll want his in-form players to continue their run. Chelsea have 14 players called up for international duty, so their manager will hope no injuries arise.
The good news for Chelsea is that the break allows injured players time to return without missing more domestic games. The likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Marcus Bettinelli, Cole Palmer and Benoit Badiashile should return when the break is over.
Pochettino’s men next welcome Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, so they have a big test waiting for them when international football is over. The Blues are chasing a third consecutive league win for the first time since October 2022.