Last Five Games: Win, Win, Win, Loss, Draw
Best Result: Man City (Win, 2-1)
Worst Result: Newcastle (Loss, 2-0)
This time last season, Chelsea had three more points than they do currently. However, the big difference this year is that the Premier League is a much more open competition. With many so many inconsistent teams, there are still a number of clubs who could win it. As it stands right now, Chelsea may have fewer points than at this time last year, but they are only four points off of EPL-leading Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho has given us a few prime examples of his tactical genius already this season. Most notably in the match against Manchester City, when his decision to bring on Willian, Jon Obi Mikel and eventually Eto'o, while leaving Fernando Torres on the field to utilize two strikers, led to an improved performance and a winning goal. This was not the only occasion that Mourinho's tactical nous altered the course of a Premier League game for the better. Another good example is in the win over Norwich City, when he brought on Eden Hazard for Ashley Cole and switched to three players at the back in order to achieve the victory.
It has not been perfect however, and Mourinho was the first to admit that mistakes were made against Newcastle. Although most of the blame fell on the players after that loss, it was worrying to see such a result abruptly end a good run of form. Chelsea had a similar problem in a surprise loss to Everton earlier in the season.