As Chelsea prepare for Manchester United and Jose Mourinho this weekend, there has been plenty of debate over Antonio Conte's decision to switch to a 3-4-3 formation. I ask the question, "Is it here to stay?"
Chelsea have only played two games against Hull City and Leicester City with the using the new approach but it's been so far, so good with two wins, six points and two clean sheets.
With reports this past summer that PSG were more than interested in his services, Willian has distanced himself from any possible move away from Chelsea and has expressed a willingness to extend his contract to finish his career here.
That is fantastic news in my opinion as if you look at his performances overall for the club since he arrived, he has been outstanding.
Gianfranco Zola believes that Antonio Conte and Chelsea have a chance to record two statement victories against Leicester and Manchester United to put our season back on track after setbacks against Liverpool and Arsenal.
Without question, Chelsea head into these two fixtures as must win games this early in the season and that's purely because of our two previous defeats.
Tammy Abraham is on fire so far this season as he netted twice for England Under 21's on his debut following his blistering start at Bristol City on loan. Speaking after his debut he revealed the feedback he receives from Chelsea.
Plenty is made of Chelsea's Loan policy at the moment and as we all know in recent years, whether you agree with it or disagree it's a decision made that we cannot do anything about and we have to live with it.
Tammy Abraham has taken the Championship by storm ever since his arrival at Bristol City this season and many consider the Chelsea youngster as ready to make the step up to Chelsea's first team squad next year.
Abraham continued his rich vein of goal scoring form this past weekend as Bristol City came back from a goal down to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1.
Lucas Piazon, one of the hottest young properties in world football five years ago when he signed for Chelsea, has finally spoken out about being farmed out on loan ever since he joined the club. Make no mistake it's music to the ears of the press.
Everyone in the country has a view on Chelsea and I would say the majority of it isn't positive.
Chelsea's Transfer Deadline Day signing of David Luiz has caused a stir in the press and a pundits alike. Many have spoken out and their opinions are hardly positive. As a Chelsea fan reading this post where do you stand?
At the moment I am reading all sorts of rubbish in the press about Luiz.
As we know Chelsea splashed out a cool £57m on transfer deadline day on Marcos Alonso and David Luiz and I just wonder if this is a signal of intent from Antonio Conte to switch to playing three centre-backs at Chelsea this season?
We know that it is his favoured formation but up to this point, we didn't have the strength in numbers to adopt to that style.
Juan Cuadrado finally got his wish yesterday and despite Antonio Conte telling him that he is a big, big part of his plans, he has re-joined Juventus on loan for THREE YEARS!
Why on earth would you want to loan someone for that amount of time? It makes no sense and is beyond me and I simply cannot understand why Chelsea would not decide to sell the player who has made it clear that he doesn't want to be here!
Marcos Alonso is a name that not many of us would of had linked with a move to Stamford Bridge throughout the summer right up to last week. However, the £23m signing could turn out to be an excellent addition to our squad.
The majority of Chelsea fans out there would tell you that as a full back, Branislav Ivanovic has had his day and it's time for someone else to step into that role, to make it their own.
We heard the rumour late on Tuesday night and were told that it was simply a pipe-dream yesterday morning. However, after Chelsea's bid was rejected by PSG, David Luiz personally express his desire to rejoin Chelsea to the PSG President and here we are - he is back!!
The financial details remain unclear but it's believed that PSG owe Chelsea outstanding money from signing him two years ago, with that and his desire to come back to the club, it's believed that the total fee agreed is around £34m which at least a third of that monies owed by PSG being waved as part of the agreement.
Last season will be a season to forget for all Chelsea supporters. It is not just about how the title defence collapsed in a catastrophic manner; it is all the hurt and disappointment we had to endure. It all began with the first game of our title defence; Courtois was shown red, and there was the infamous fall-out with the then first team doctor, Eva Carneiro.
Gianluigi Buffon has spoken to the media of Antonio Conte and believes that he will be an "excellent" coach at Chelsea after Euro 2016. He has also spoken of his methods and the way he interacts with his players.
We are all looking forward to the new season and to Conte's arrival after the nightmare that we all had to witness last year.
Kurt Zouma has revealed that he will miss the start of next season as he continues to battle back from the horrific knee injury he suffered against Manchester United last February. However, he has said that he is determined to come back stronger!
Zouma had really developed his game since he came to Chelsea and had cemented his place in the team under Jose Mourinho with Gary Cahill the player forced to make way.
The future of Oscar at Chelsea seems to be up for debate after every season. These passed few weeks he has been linked with Juventus but according to reports, Antonio Conte has told him that he will be a key player for him here at Chelsea.
I really, really rate Oscar and agree with Conte that he can become a key player after watching the Italian performance the other night against Belgium.
The future of Diego Costa at Chelsea is up for debate and will remain so right up to the end of the transfer window a month or so into the new season. With reports that Diego Simeone has demanded his signature for Atletico, we sit and wait to see what is going to happen.
With Chelsea's difficult year putting an end to a run of qualifying for the Champions League every year to bed and now we face a year without any form of European competition.
Alexandre Pato was wasted at Chelsea in my opinion and the player himself has spoken out over the lack of first team involvement under Guus Hiddink. Unfortunately, he leaves us with this reminder in what has turned out to be his only goal for Chelsea.
Speaking recently, Pato spoke of his time at Chelsea and a conversation he had with Guus Hiddink about playing time.
Signing a striker must be Antonio Conte's number one priority this summer. The Italy head coach will take charge of the Azzurri at Euro 2016 in France next month before finalising his move to Stamford Bridge after the international tournament.
Diego Costa has struggled to inspire confidence at the forefront of Chelsea's attack for the majority of the 2015/16 campaign and the soon-to-be Blues boss will be looking to improve Chelsea's faltering strike force.
None of us want to look back and think about last season, that we can all agree on but I felt that I need to write a post about some interviews given by Gary Cahill and Eden Hazard who both have opened up to what happened last season which makes pretty interesting reading.
It's a situation that happened that no-one has a single answer or reason as to what went wrong!
Eden Hazard has spoken while away with Belgium in Euro 2016 and responded to the Newspaper L'Equipe's question of his involvement in the Jose Mourinho sacking at Chelsea. He has denied any involvement and states that he was behind him.
Jose has gone and we all have to move on but I wanted to post this up because I believe that it's important as he also talks about the future.
Thibaut Courtois has hailed Antonio Conte's gruelling pre-season this summer as the reason for Chelsea's two Premier League victories so far this season against West Ham and Watford. Both won by late goals.
All we heard last season was that Chelsea "looked off the pace", "sluggish" and "a yard off everyone else" after Jose Mourinho made the decision to start our pre-season two weeks behind our rivals.
I am interested to read your opinions of Antonio Conte after watching the Italy performance and victory over Belgium 2-0 last night. What did you think of the way he set his side up, his players and of the overall performance?
I have to say that we all thought that Belgium would come out on top and I only say that based on the general opinion that the Italian side was one of the worst in recent times on paper.
The appointment of Antonio Conte seems to have reached it's peak a fair few weeks ago and now has slipped back under the radar. For Carlo Ancelotti however, he has been keen to sing the praises of the new man in charge to put him back in the spotlight.
With the developments regarding our previous manager (before Hiddink) dominating the pages of our newspapers for what seems like ages, Antonio Conte has carried on with his preparations for Euro 2016 which is due to start this Friday.
We may not have any resounding winners to crown quite yet, but with the openingweekend of the 2016/17 Premier League season very nearlydone and dusted, one big, blonde loser has already emerged.
While we're only talking about one game in isolation so far, Pep Guardiola has already made his first definingstatement of intent at Manchester City: that Joe Hart, the club's (and country's) ever-present, ubiquitous and unquestioned No.
There can rarely have been a more farcical or badly-received football competition draw than this morning's for the English Football League Trophy.
Its greatest success seems to be in hardening the already strong campaign by fans to boycott the revamped competition.
Disquiet had already been expressed over the decision to invite Premier League academy teams into the competition, one that has been valued by lower league clubs as something they have a real chance of winning.
As tempting as it was to devote an entire morning to chastising England for wilting like knackered spinach in Nice last night, instead Pies thought we'd take the chance to begin by paying earnest, proper tribute to the rightful victors.
Sincerely, and with no traceof bitterness or condescension, Iceland were outstanding.
Why do we not play our games at Premier League pace? It's my main gripe when it comes to watching England in the Euro's, with Chelsea and other English teams in the Champions League. Why on earth do we allow ourselves to get drawn into a slower tempo which suits the opposition?
Look at England last night, what a joke that was and Roy Hodgson deserves all the stick he is getting being honest.
When Florentino Perez hired Zinedine Zidane as manager, the prevailing narrative was simple: he had messed up the hiring of Rafa Benitez in the summer, and Zizou would play the part of the Di Stefano "player-coach" who filled in coaching gaps. Instead, he's showed a touch of Del Bosque: a manager with a gift for managing egos and clear tactical ideas plus a bit of game-planning.
David Luiz has been speaking to the Chelsea Magazine this week and has revealed the reason why he decided to return to Chelsea. Could this second spell under Antonio Conte finally change opinions of our much-maligned Defender?
If we are honest, it was a total shock that David Luiz decided to leave Paris Saint Germain first and foremost but to come back to Chelsea was an even bigger surprise having left three seasons ago.
Hating Jurgen Klinsmann is so common, it's passe. A GenXer columnist would write "it's jumped the shark" and millenials would mock that columnist just for writing that trite expression. Even fedora-wearing creative types in Williamsburg have gotten over the Jurgen hate. Still, your hate fascinates me for different reasons: not because it is novel, or even very logical it's not.
While the odds are most definitely against itafter a stirring win over Arsenal on the opening weekend, Garth Crooks has dribbled a drop of virgin's blood into the concoction bubbling away in his soothsayer's cauldron and used his sight beyond sight to predictthat Liverpool will be relegated from the Premier League this season.
Michy Batshuayi has been talking of Chelsea training sessions under Antonio Conte since he arrived and has described them as nothing he has ever experienced before. The signs are good so far.
People are focused on Diego Costa and what is happening with his future at the moment, and rightly so, but I just wonder that despite him being a big money signing, the young Belgian appears under the radar at the moment with not much expected from him outside of the club in his first season.
Chelsea fans are eagerly anticipating the impact that new manager Antonio Conte will make following the former Italy boss' arrival at Stamford Bridge. However, while people are keen to see who he brings into the club, what about those who may be deemed surplus to requirements in West London? Nodeposit.
It's the 1st July and the summer transfer window is open and player contracts have expired. With that Chelsea have announced that Marco Amelia, Alexandre Pato and Radamel Falcao have all left the club - What a waste of every ones time that was!
As we all know Amelia was brought in as cover in Goal with Thibaut Courtois injured and out for a few months, so he provided backup to Azmir Begovic and never featured.
Yesterday 14th June marked fifteen years to the day that Claudio Ranieri spent the best £11m Chelsea EVER spent when he signed Frank Lampard from West Ham. Thirteen years and 211 goals later, Frank Lampard will always be remembered as a Legend.
Many people at the time were wondering who would replace Gus Poyet who had come to prominence as a goal scoring midfielder at Chelsea.
Everybody wants to talk about TV viewership and make unflattering comparisons between MLS and any other league. As a fan of MLS, I know intimately well both the current challenges, the flaws of the league, and just how far the league has come in the last decade and how much more work is left to do.