There has been a storm stirring at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and their in-form central striker Diego Costa.
Chelsea put the loss to Spurs behind them as they notched up a convincing victory over reigning champions Leicester City to go seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez reportedly came very close to signing for Chelsea, before his superstar teammate Cristiano Ronaldo had his say.
Chelsea are not really in need of a striker, with Diego Costa firing on all fronts, but Conte is looking to shake things up when it comes to the man playing back-up to the Spaniard.
Chelsea's juggernaut run in the Premier League was forcibly halted by Tottenham Hotspur, as the Lily Whites ran out 2-0 winners at White Hart Lane.
Chelsea is certainly no paradise for young players looking to break into the first team picture, and this has been proven once again as the Blues are now ready to let one of their most promising young players leave on loan.
Chelsea are currently flying high on the Premier League table, but manager Antonio Conte is looking to make some big additions to his core squad.
Chelsea have been involved in a lot of player sales of late, and one of their veteran midfielders is set to be one of the big transfers of the January 2017 transfer window
The biggest injury worry for Chelsea heading into the game against Stoke City was the calf strain suffered by manager Antonio Conte over the Christmas period.
Chelsea are on the verge of equaling a Premier League record, as they come up against a Stoke City side still smarting from the defeat to Liverpool in the last round of games.