Hello and welcome to football.london’s live Chelsea blog on Saturday!
That win against Southampton feels like an eternity ago now but the Blues are finally back in Premier League action today with a trip to neighbours Brentford.
The Bees have been in excellent form so far this season and have already taken points from Arsenal and Liverpool so Thomas Tuchel and co will no doubt be treating them with plenty of respect.
A number of players will be absent for a number of reasons this evening, however.
Antonio Rudiger has injured his back on international duty with Germany, Hakim Ziyech has suffered from persistent headaches and Thiago Silva is currently quarantining having returned from South America.
But just because it is match day does not mean there will not be any transfer gossip or contract drama.
With that in mind, sit back and enjoy as we bring you all the latest news from in and around Stamford Bridge as well as the build up to this evening’s game.
Source by Football London