Maurizio Sarri will find out a lot from Chelsea’s next four Premier League fixtures
Chelsea have made a great start to life under manager Maurizio Sarri, as he’s already got them playing a possession-based and eye-catching style of football since his arrival in the summer.
The Blues have already qualified for the Europa League knockout rounds and remarkably are still unbeaten in the Premier League.
They sit third in the league table with 28 points from their opening 12 fixtures, but the real test is on the horizon.
Sarri is going to know a lot more about Chelsea following their next four league fixtures, where their season could be shaped.
They travel to London rivals Tottenham at Wembley immediately after the international break, who are just a point and placed behind the in the table.
Chelsea then host Fulham at Stamford Bridge in the league after a European tie, which is followed by a potentially difficult trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Sarri will then welcome reigning champions Manchester City to Stamford Bridge for the finale of a tricky four-game league run.
There are many doubters who feel Chelsea don’t possess a 20-goal striker or enough defence solidly to sustain a title bid this season.
But there will be no doubt they are right in the mix if they can pick up 10-plus points in their next four league games.