It might well be a sheer piece of fluke that Carlo's tried-and-tested diamond midfield works for us, and he might be lucky with his squad selection, but you can't deny how effective it has been so far. I can honestly say we don't look like getting beaten any time soon - Ancelotti has found Chelsea out!
After last night's results, Chelsea sit at the very top of the table, with 6 points from two games, whilst their nearest rivals have slipped up - Liverpool and Manchester United both having lost a match before the first four days have even been seen out! Obviously dropping points now is something they can get away with, rather than at the other end of the season when it can be crucial, but it stands us in good stead.
The diamond in midfield, with Deco feeding brilliant little through-balls to Drogba and Anelka, and with wingers charging up the flanks to get involved, allows us a certain creative and attacking verve that we didn't have last season. Meanwhile, having Essien back, and patrolling the back-line alongside Lampard and Mikel gives us the defensive support to ensure that we rarely get caught out.
With Nikola Matic joining us as another hard-working and talented central midfielder, it's all looking very promising for the rest of the season!