Chelsea’s superb form of late shows no sign of disappearing any time soon after the club’s 1-0 win over Sunderland sent Antonio Conte’s men six points clear of title rivals Arsenal.
The Blues have enjoyed a scintillating past two months in the Premier League since Conte implemented his 3-4-3 formation, with the west Londoners having secured their 10th straight win in the top-flight on Wednesday with victory at the Stadium of Light courtesy of a Cesc Fabregas goal.
While Chelsea’s impressive winning run has seen the club consolidate their position at the summit of the league standings, it has also ensured that the Blues matched their 10-game consecutive victorious streak from 2006.
Should Chelsea beat Crystal Palace on Saturday, they will then win their 11th successive game on the bounce for the first time since 2009.
9 – Chelsea have won 9+ Premier League games in a row for the fifth time, more than any other team in the competition. Habit. pic.twitter.com/kwqktxMZcI
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And that will mean Chelsea sitting just three victories behind Arsenal, who hold the record for the highest number of consecutive wins with 14.
Chelsea can match that, though, if they beat Palace on Saturday, Bournemouth on Boxing Day, Stoke on New Year’s Eve and then Tottenham on 4 January.