Their unbeaten run of games has also extended to other competitions, with Champions League and League Cup campaigns progressing well, and, despite being at an early stage of the season, it is hard to see any club catching Jose Mourinho’s men in the chase for silverware.
Whilst the goalscoring and creative exploits of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard have been lauded by the press, the defensive side of Chelsea’s game has remained solid, with the ever-dependable Gary Cahill once again proving himself as one of the best central defenders in the Premier League. His partnership with John Terry is still top class, and, although the Blues have made more defensive errors this season than last, it still seems unlikely that any team could outscore the West Londoners - regardless of their attacking threats.
However, Cahill has admitted that the Blues weaker defence is annoying him, with 10 goals already conceded this season. In Mourinho’s first season at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea conceded just 15 goals throughout the whole Premier League campaign, and with every passing game it looks increasingly likely that the current Blues side will not be able to break their own record - although Cahill is adamant that they are learning from their defensive mistakes.
Speaking to Standard Sport, the 28-year-old said: “I’m actually annoyed we haven’t kept more clean sheets but the positive thing is we are reacting and responding when things go against us.
“The late equaliser at Manchester United was a massive blow, things went against us that changed the game.
“Even when things haven’t gone perfect for us, like over the last week, we are still unbeaten. You have to respond to adversity and that’s what we do.”
Chelsea will be looking to claim just their third clean sheet of the Premier League season, as they travel to Anfield next weekend to face struggling Liverpool.