Chelsea fans will be eager to see their team back in action this weekend following the international break, and Crystal Palace will provide the opposition for the Premier League leaders.
But it is still a couple of days until Jose Mourinho takes his side to Selhurst Park so, for the time being, here is a small fix for Chelsea supporters.
Chelsea target Martin Odegaard primed for move to Manchester
Martin Odegaard is fast establishing himself as the most coveted teenager in European football having made history for both club and country, with the 15-year-old the youngster player to ever feature in a Euro qualifier.
Chelsea are one of several clubs credited with an interest in the player, although it would seem that Jose Mourinho is losing ground to Manchester United and Manchester City in pursuit of Odegaard.
Lucas Silva emerges as a transfer target for Real Madrid
Another young player that Chelsea are in danger of missing out on would appear to be Lucas Silva, with the 21-year-old Brazilian having emerged as a target for Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Madrid have identified Silva as an ideal replacement for Sami Khedira who, as luck would have it, is also a target for Jose Mourinho, the man who brought him to the Santiago Bernabeu from Stuttgart in 2010.
Tyrone Mings targeted for January transfer by Everton
What’s that? You could like to hear of yet another youngster that Chelsea may will be unable to sign? Well, you can add Tyrone Mings to this ever growing list.
Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Ipswich Town full-back, as have Manchester United, but it is Everton who are poised to make the first move for the 21-year-old Mings.
Arsenal want Anderson Talisca to replace Lukas Podolski
Another Chelsea target wanted by a rival is Anderson Talisca, who has impressed immensely since making the move from Brazil to Portugal in order to join Benfica during the summer transfer window.
Talisca has scored six times for Benfica this season and, it has been claimed, Arsenal are looking to recruit the 20-year-old as a replacement for Lukas Podolski, whose days at the Emirates Stadium would appear to be numbered.
Dominic Solanke could be Chelsea's next superstar striker
But it’s not all bad news for Chelsea in terms of young talent, with the club already possessing one of the most exciting prospects in English football in their esteemed number.
Dominic Solanke is his name, and the 17-year-old has been identified by The Guardian as striker Chelsea fans ought to get excited back. GMS provides a more in-depth profile of the teenager.
Jose Mourinho should replace Louis van Gaal at Manchester United
Last but not least as an opinion piece from GMS writer Rob Swan, who has already earmarked the ideal successor for Louis van Gaal, who is only a couple of months into his reign at Manchester United.
Ryan Giggs is the expected replacement for Van Gaal when he does leave Old Trafford, which should be some time away, but could there be a more suitable replacement already plying his trade in the Premier League?