Can Christensen push out Cahill?
Not only was the young Dane filling in for one of the Blues’ more consistent performers in David Luiz, he was up against on of the best strikers in the Premier League in Harry Kane.
With Dele Alli also a massive threat, the 21-year-old had his hands full, but he showed immense maturity and why he has got so many people raving about him after his two years with Borussia Monchengladbach.
He had a nervy start with a couple of mistakes, but in the second half he really grew into a top centre-back, getting his head on every ball into the box and making some important clearances.
Gary Cahill still has two games on the sidelines with his suspension, more time for the youngster to prove himself against Everton and Leicester City, if selected, and look to edge out the new club captain.
Morata’s strength needs building after Spurs bullying
Alvaro Morata has a lot of qualities as a striker and he will have to get the missed header out of his mind as soon as possible.
It wasn’t a great moment, however the more worrying thing about some of the performance was the treatment that he got from Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen.
If Morata is going to be the main striker at the top for Chelsea, then he is going to need to be a lot more physically stronger to be able to deal with the Premier League.
That is the one thing about Diego Costa, love him or hate him he knew how to get one up on defenders. Morata might have to learn that a bit more if he really wants to succeed in England.
Performance of champions…absolutely
Yesterday was a real look back at all the things that made Chelsea champions last season. When their backs were against the wall they somehow managed to get the results they needed, and Wembley was no exception.
Everything was pointing towards a Spurs win with injuries, suspensions and form. It should have been a comfortable win for the home side, but Chelsea went back to the formula that worked so well before.
There soaked up pressure, of course they rode their luck a little, but it was back to the clinical Chelsea that really won them the title.
If anything was the mark of the (almost) perfect away performance and the style to win a league, Chelsea went out and did it.
Alonso the free-kick master
If there is a free-kick anywhere near around the box then there should be only one player that takes the ball at the moment, and that is Marcos Alonso.
That might seem a little harsh on Willian, who is a superb dead ball specialist himself, but Alonso’s form with three kicks is just incredible.
In his last ten free-kicks he has scored three of them and hit the bar on five different occasions. He has a dead eye for goal in that position at the moment and it doesn’t seem to be abating.
His free-kick yesterday could not have been put in any more of a perfect spot in the corner of the net, and more like that and Alonso will no doubt score more than the six he did last season.