Your Chelsea morning digest on Sunday, September 17.
Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino has a big tactical question to answer as he prepares to take on Bournemouth in the first fixture back after the international break.
Having spent much of the first month in charge moving away from the personnel and system that impressed so much in pre-season, Pochettino's decision to select Ben Chilwell in an attacking role has gathered much criticism.
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However, outside of his vice-captain, the Blues have a strong foundation to build off with Enzo Fernandez and Nicolas Jackson likely to start on the south coast once more. Read the full story, here.
Chelsea are yet to make true progress towards finalising plans for their big stadium dilemma. Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital are determined to oversee an improvement in the home for the club but so far it has been a long process with little reward.
The Blues have just the ninth largest ground in the top flight with several venues around the country outside of the Premier League also hosting more than the 44,000 at SW6. It is an issue for the new consortium as they look to improve revenue.
However, Ben Jacobs has urged caution in rushing the process, raising a potential new option that could be considered. «Technically, you've got Selhurst Park but it's in the wrong part of London,» he told the Si Phillips Talks Chelsea (SPTC) podcast.
«In theory you've got somewhere outside of London but if it's for over four years it's a long-time to go to somewhere like the Madejski StadiumRead on football.london