Chelsea have so much strength in depth, so do they now they have the best midfield in the country?
Chelsea strengthened in all the right places this summer, bringing in Diego Costa, Loic Remy and Didier Drogba to considerably improve their forward-line, while Cesc Fabregas slotted seamlessly into an already impressive midfield.
And it is that area of the pitch in which Chelsea are now arguably the strongest in the Premier League, as displayed by the players who started against Bolton Wanderers in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday.
Fabregas and Willian were rested for that match, Ramires was out injured while Eden Hazard and Nemanja Matic spent most of the game on the bench. And yet still Jose Mourinho had talent galore at his disposal, starting with Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Andre Schurrle, Nathan Ake and Mohamed Salah.
In short, Chelsea picked 10 different midfield players over the games, and yet most of them would get into practically every top flight side’s starting XI.
With that much strength in depth in central areas, it is no surprise Chelsea are currently at the top of the table and most people’s favourites to go on and lift the trophy come May.
The only side with a comparable midfield is Manchester City, but I think Chelsea just pip them in terms of having the best options in that area given the sheer number of quality players they can choose from.
When you consider the forwards now at Mourinho’s disposal, surely the title is the Blues’ to throw away.