Chelsea extended their winning run in all competitions to six matches, after coming through a big test at White Hart Lane with flying colours. The 4-2 victory, in which The Blues came back from 2-1 down, thanks largely to an inspired performance by Mata, means that Chelsea maintain their four point lead at the top of the Premier League table. Whilst Roberto Di Matteo has inherited much of this strong Chelsea team, it's fair to say that he is the one responsible for instilling this winning mentality that has transformed Chelsea back into Premier League title contenders.
October has been a challenging month for The Blues, and whilst they have passed every test thrown at them to date, Roberto Di Matteo will know that the coming week is fraught with danger. Chelsea travel to the Ukraine to face Shakhtar Donetsk this evening, as the Champions League reaches the halfway point in the Group Stage, and that clash will go some way to determining how the group is set to pan out, especially if Chelsea can find a win. Upon their return to London, Chelsea host Manchester United twice in four days, first in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in a top of the table clash, and then midweek in the Capital One Cup, with a place in the Quarter Finals up for grabs.
The Chelsea Blog have a full preview to tonight's crucial Champions League clash away to Shakhtar Donetsk, there's a critical look at the recent stories surrounding racism in football, and there's a full review of the crushing 4-2 victory at White Hart Lane, where an inspired performance from Mata turned the game around.
Chelsea Daft have reaction to the recent revelations made by Kalou concerning Roman Abramovich's role at Chelsea, there's debate regarding the performances of Eden Hazard being overshadowed by Juan Mata, and there's the opportunity to pick your Chelsea team for tonight's Champions League clash in Ukraine.
Chelsea True Blue have all the reaction and analysis from that stunning 4-2 victory against Tottenham Hotspur, there's January transfer rumours in the form of Falcao and Remy, and there's another chance to visit the 4-1 victory against Norwich City.
Finally a big shoutout to The Shed Ender who sit fourth in our Top Blogs Ranking this month as the best of our Chelsea Top Blogs!