The month of September was a horrendous time for Chelsea FC. In the first three games they played, the Blues experienced defeat in every single match. However, on September 28th, Chelsea won a match against Brighton & Hove Albion, which poured some hope into the team and the fans.
The win versus Brighton was indeed the start of a turning point for the club. Since then, Chelsea started the month of October on a high note with a victory against rivals Fulham. They later followed up this win with another victory against Burnley. These consecutive wins in the Premier League have improved Chelsea’s position to 11th.
On October 21, the Blues will look to carry this form when they face Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. In this article, we will look at three Blues who must start the game against the North London-based team:
#3. Raheem Sterling should start for Chelsea
Until now, Raheem Sterling has had a decent season at Stamford Bridge. In nine appearances for the club, Sterling has scored three goals and assisted one. While some of his games have also drawn criticism, in the last match against Burnley, Sterling was one of Chelsea’s best players on the pitch.
Against the Clarets, Sterling took on the responsibility of leading the attack and causing havoc in the opponent’s defense. His brilliant efforts led to an own goal from Burnley, which was Chelsea’s first goal in the game. Later, Sterling found himself among the goal scorers when he scored Chelsea’s fourth and last goal in the match.
#2. Enzo Fernandez
Time after time, Enzo Fernandez continues to prove why he is one of the west London club’s best signings in the last few years. In a team full of talented midfielders and attackers, Fernandez has managed to make a place for himself in the center of CFC’s midfield.
Enzo Fernandez displayed a great performance in the last two games he played. He was spotted going deep to receive the ball, and only that, but through his brilliant passing and vision, Fernandes has also orchestrated several attacks. Hence the Argentine will be key if CFC aspires to win against Arsenal.
#1. Levi Colwill
After spending two seasons on loan, retaining Levi Colwill for the 2023-24 season was one of the best decisions Chelsea made. While the youngster struggled early in the season, Colwill has eventually become an important part of the Chelsea starting XI.
In the last three games, Colwill has played as a center-back and a left-back. During this time, the England international displayed great tackling and positioning. Even in attack, the up-and-coming international proved his worth against BHAFC. Overall, since the Blues began their winning streak, he has proven why he is deserving of a spot in the starting lineup.