What a crazy season it has been for Chelsea so far – no one saw this coming.
We remember seeing the BBC football pundits predicting who would win the league, back in August.
And 22 of the 30 went for Chelsea with 7 having them as runners up.
It was an overwhelming result and everyone in football seems to have been shocked by what has happened.
But this international break will give Jose time to reflect and it is, after all, still autumn. No Premier League manager, let alone Jose, will be throwing the towel in at this stage.
Chelsea are currently 13 points off fourth pace but if they start motoring they still have a chance to catch the leading pack.
And they definitely have the quality in the squad to show some real consistency between now and May.
So what is the best current team?
For the back 5 we can’t see beyond Baba, Terry, Zouma and Cesar right now. We think that they should be given more time to settle and, when Courtois returns, they will only get stronger as a unit.
In midfield we strongly believe that Matic and Ramires should be allowed to form a bond. They will stem the flow of goals conceded but also have enough about their games to score 10 goals between them before the end of the season.
The 4 attacking berths are interesting.
Despite his average form this season (and he certainly isn’t the only culprit) Diego Costa is a nailed on starter. The same applies to Eden Hazard.
Which leaves Cesc, Oscar, Pedro, Willian, Kenedy et al for just two places.
With his industry and pace Willian gets the nod. And Fabregas deserves the chance to play more football after running tings when he first joined Chelsea.
So here is how we see the strongest Chelsea XI right now. Blues fans: agreed?