It is a well known fact that Chelsea had enormous defensive problems last season, where keeping a clean sheet was almost a rare affair. And Antonio Conte, after being appointed, was well endowed with this fact. No wonder he was ready to offer 50 million for Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly. But since that did not happen, Chelsea will have to make do with the player they have brought in, that is former Blue David Luiz.
John Terry and Cahill have been pretty decent in the first three matches, but there are more matches to come, and much more tough opponents to face. And with Zouma nearing recovery, let us take a look at what would be the best defensive duo in the center of the back four on next pages.