Antonio Conte has maintained a coy stance on the probability of N'Golo Kante featuring for Chelsea as the Blues host Manchester United on Sunday.
There were echoes of Chelsea's disastrous defence of their 2014-15 title as the Blues were shocked by Burnley at Stamford Bridge.
Thibaut Courtois is likely to be back between the posts for Chelsea as they go up against Tottenham in the semi-finals of the FA Cup at Wembley on Saturday.
Chelsea FC had their captain to thank on the evening as Gary Cahill scored a late goal to propel Antonio Conte's side to a crucial away win over Stoke City.
Chelsea FC fought their away to another crucial win, edging closer to the Premier League trophy, with a late 2-1 win over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.
Records were set and equalled by Chelsea as they only just managed to beat a resilient Stoke City side in a 6-goal thriller.
We take a look at some of the major stories doing the rounds regarding Premier League side Chelsea FC.
Chelsea's statement win against Pep Guardiola and Manchester City was marred by the massive brawl between the two teams towards the end of the match.
Manchester City lost a one goal lead to ultimately suffer a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday.
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