Chelsea have started the season stuttering slightly, only gaining one point from their opening two matches.
However, there has been many bright sparks and some pockets of great football being played under new head coach Frank Lampard.
There has been some encouraging signs, even in the Manchester United match, where they ended up losing 4-0.
They were also the better team against Liverpool in the UEFA Super Cup Final, where they ended up narrowly losing on penalties.
Lampard has no doubt been trying to implement his style of play, and tweak things a little from last season.
Lampard doesn’t look to control possession quite as much as Maurizio Sarri did, and he uses a more intense style of attacking football.
One player who has benefited so far is Brazilian left back Emerson. The 25-year old has been the favoured choice over Marcos Alonso so far, with Lampard clearly preferring his direct style of play.
Emerson has been talking to the Chelsea FC website on this subject:
“With Frank, we’re trying to play very direct football, always trying to attack and be as close to the goal as possible.
“We’re looking to get our centre-forwards into the game so that means lots of crosses into the area and balls into them.
“We’re creating chances and I’m sure the goals will follow. Against Leicester, in the first 15 minutes we had several shots on goal and against Manchester United we had both Tammy Abraham and myself hit the frame of the goal. Frank is always looking for us to play in that way.
“The message is all about intensity and direct, offensive football so we’re working on improving that because we know we have quality in our team.
“We have so much potential to improve going forward with a manager who’s always working with us on the offensive aspect. I’m really enjoying the fact we’re playing this way in such an offensive style and I’m sure the results will come.”