Hello everyone, and welcome to football.london’s live Chelsea blog on Friday, September 10.
We are just over 24 hours away from the return of Premier League football which can only ever be a good thing. The Blues are looking to make it ten points from their opening four games against Aston Villa.
The last meeting between the sides ended in a 2-1 defeat on the final day of last season and Thomas Tuchel will be expecting a much more ruthless display in front of a home crowd.
The transfer window may have closed, but Chelsea are still being linked to Jules Kounde, Declan Rice and Aurelien Tchouameni – January is just around the corner, after all.
But don’t worry, we will be brining you the latest on the latest transfer news.
There could also be further developments on N’Golo Kante and Romelu Lukaku’s potential injury, which may rule them out of the clash with Dean Smith’s Villa side.
Stay up to date with our live blog to find out the latest news from Stamford Bridge.