Chelsea are top of the Premier League after seven matches and it would be no surprise to see them still there after the Blues have played their other thirty-one games. After all, they brushed aside an Aston Villa side who could claim to be the fifth best side in the Premier League on Sunday, playing some really entertaining football for a team who have been regularly derided as efficient and unspectacular in recent seasons.
The Sun report that Phil Scolari was delighted after watching his Blues team brush aside the Villans, but the Brazilian reckons that the Premier League ‘ain’t seen nothing yet’, with Chelsea open to further improvement. Can they really play any better than they did on Sunday?
Scolari said: “When the games resume, we will hopefully have some players back and ready to take up the challenge in all competitions. For me this was the most important game of our season so far.
“If we won we knew we would be top of the league and we would stay there over the international break.
“And in those 10 days we will see some of our players go off for international duty but others who are injured will have time to recuperate.”
Indeed, Didier Drogba and Michael Essien are two notable absentees at the moment, and the pair will bring added strength and power to a team who look practically unstoppable at the moment. That said, Chelsea did stumble to a 1-1 draw with Tottenham earlier in the season, while Manchester United were not far away from beating them at the Bridge earlier this season. Did Villa’s porous defence lead to the Blues looking better than they actually are, or could no side have lived with Scolari’s men on Sunday?