This weekend’s clash against Middlesbrough is a huge game for Chelsea…

Prior to the international break, the Blues were on a roll.

Antonio Conte’s messages appeared to have finally been passed on – and the Italian has had Chelsea playing some of the best football that Stamford Bridge has ever seen.

It hasn’t just been the football that has impressed, though. Far more important than that, Chelsea have been getting results – and emphatic ones at that.

Big victories against Man Utd and Everton proved that Chelsea are ready for a title challenge this season – but Conte cannot let their form slip.

The top of the Premier League is very tight, and Chelsea cannot afford to drop any points against Middlesbrough.

Antonio Conte’s team selection is sure to come under scrutiny, especially after the international break, so he must ensure that he picks the correct players – and a couple of players are sure to be absolutely crucial for his cause.

With that said, these 2 players simply must start for Chelsea against Middlesbrough – agreed?