A new-look Chelsea side are looking reborn under manager Maurizio Sarri this season and it seems a long time ago they missed out on the top four of the Premier League earlier in the year.
The Blues look more consistent in all areas of the pitch, especially in the midfield area and that has played a key role in their unbeaten start to the league.
World Cup winner N’Golo Kante is a vital part of a core trio, while summer signings Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic have been added to the starting XI to give Chelsea great energy in the centre of the park.
When you consider there is also the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to add to the mix, it highlights how strong Sarris’s options now are in midfield.
After such a solid start to the season, their is mild optimism that the team can be in the mix for the Premier League title this year alongside Manchester City and Liverpool.
But at the very least supporters should be pleased with a return to the top four and finishing above London rivals Tottenham will give them a great chance of achieving that.
Spurs were beaten by Barcelona on Wednesday night in the Champions League group stages and they must look over at Chelsea with envy when it comes to options in the central midfield spot.
Mousa Dembele, Eric Dier, Harry Winks and Victor Wanyama are the senior options to play in midfield behind the attacking players, and it may be an area of the pitch they are short of world-class options.
Chelsea’s midfield options appear to massively outweigh top-four rivals Spurs and it will be interesting to see if that is the case when they clash for the first time this season in November.
There is definitely room for optimism around Stamford Bridge right now and having a side that can dominate in the midfield is a real treat.