Jose Mourinho is reportedly plotting a January move for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel to add to his defensive midfield options at Manchester United.
Antonio Conte and Chelsea head to Yorkshire to face Hull City in the Premier League, as both teams look to start the month on a positive note after failing to register a victory in September.
Chelsea veteran John Obi Mikel has stated that he is willing to ply his trade in the United State's football league, the Major League Soccer.
Paul Pogba was welcomed to the Premier League in a unique way by John Obi Mikel, as the Chelsea midfielder shared a video of him nutmegging the new Manchester United signing.
A look at how Essien and Mikel turned out to be such very different propositions for Chelsea FC.
There are a few players at Chelsea, who haven't received the recognition that they deserve for helping the club win the FA Cup and reach the Champions League final.
With a host of players, purchased or promoted to first-team action, Chelsea FC can now look at fielding a variety of different midfield formations. Gone are the days when Lampard, Ballack and Essien virtually pencilled their own names into the starting line-up. Now, with a little bit of imagination, common-sense and a dash of adventure thrown in, Chelsea's midfield can morph into a multitude of forms.
Andre Villas-Boas' Blues await newly-promoted Norwich City at Stamford Bridge in a game that Chelsea must win convincingly if they are to catch up with Manchester United and Manchester City.
It seems like West London's Blues are making contingency plans to develop successors, and plans, to deal with Lampard's eventual exit in the not so distant future.
On Saturday, Chelsea will entertain London rivals Tottenham Hotspur with nothing less than a victory on their mind. TheHardTackle previews the London Derby.