EPL: Chelsea 4 – 0 Manchester United

Special Victory Over the Special One

Chelsea reasserted their return as genuine title contenders with a thumping victory over Manchester United, 4-0. Pedro opened up the scoring in the first minute after capitalizing on the visitor’s shambolic defending. Gary Cahill then doubled the advantage after a close range effort from a corner. Eden Hazard continued the scoring for the Blues past the hour mark after bamboozling Chris Smalling. N’Golo Kante would repeat the feat against Smalling eight minutes later after he waltzed through the midfield to put further gloss to the victory.
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EPL: Chelsea 3 – 0 Leicester City

Chelsea Clobber Champs

Chelsea’s new-look formation continue to bring in the results as they take down the defending champions, Leicester City, in dominating fashion, 3-0. The Blues struck early again through Diego Costa with Eden Hazard scoring another goal right before halftime. Victor Moses would put the final nail in the coffin with a goal born out of a combination play late in the match.
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The State of Chelsea’s Backline

Injury and Under-Performance Forces A Formation Change

Courtois’ right boot keeps the scoreline at 3-0.

After the disaster that is the 2014-15, Chelsea had an encouraging start to like under new manager Antonio Conte when the Blues won their first four fixtures of the new season under all competitions. The defense looked rather steady with only a two goals conceded in their first 3 Premier League fixtures compared to the a season before when they’ve already conceded 9 goals. The start was even better than the title-winning Jose Mourinho squad of 2014-15 which conceded four Premier League goals at the same point of the season.
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EPL: Hull City 0 – 2 Chelsea

Heroes of Seasons Past Slay Tigers

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates after scoring their second goal at Hull.

Chelsea said goodbye to their barren September as they opened up October with a confidence-building 2-0 victory over a struggling Hull City side. Antonio Conte debuted a 3-man defense and though it looked shaky at the start, the Blues grew into the match and eventually sealed the three points with strikes from Willian and Diego Costa afte the hour mark. The result was also Chelsea’s first clean sheet in five matches in all competitions.
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Highlights: EFL 3rd Rnd, EPL W6

Defensive Blues

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Gary Cahill.

After the setback at home against Liverpool, Chelsea push on towards the week that was meant to test their mettle in two away matches. First, the Blues invade the home of the reigning English champions, Leicester City, for the 3rd round of the English Football League Cup. At the weekend, a London derby awaits as they visit the Emirates Stadium and try to contain the in-form Arsenal.
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