Good run so far for the Stamford bridge faithful’s with four wins out of four, and the blues sit pretty atop the Premier League.
In their latest victory, over Bournemouth, Chelsea chipped away at a very well organized Eddie Howe side: eventually finding the gaps to take the points in the last 20 minutes.
Howe arguably put in the best tactical display Chelsea have faced so far this season: frustrating Blues in the first hour, with a set-up that combined the defensive resolve shown by a Newcastle side earlier, with real danger on the break.
For many sides in the league this may become the blueprint against Chelsea: one for which Sarri is already prepared, with his insistence being that his side has a long way to go in learning his system.
The season’s first international break now provides the pause before the fixture planners up things a notch.