If the shock home defeat to Crystal Palace had unexpectedly left Chelsea with questions to answer about their title credentials, subsequent victories over Manchester City and Bournemouth have done so in the style to which we are becoming accustomed from Antonio Conte and his team.
The past, present and future of Wayne Rooney are the targets of constant media scrutiny and have been ever since the England and Manchester United striker stunned the football world with that screamer back in 2002.
This year hasn’t been short of chin-wagging moments in all walks of life – and sport was no exception. We saw Leicester City win the Premier League as 5,000/1 outsiders, Tyson Fury bring a raft of controversy to boxing and Nico Rosberg win the F1 world championship for the first time.
As they prepare to keep their season on track and make it 12 against Bournemouth on Boxing Day, let’s see how far away they are from making history a year after parting ways with old favourite, José Mourinho.
Here are the longest streaks in the history of the Premier League:
All eyes will be on the historic Alexandra Palace as the 2017 PDC World Darts Championship start on Sky Sports. Before a dart is thrown, the pre-tournament favourite is, unsurprisingly, world number one Michael van Gerwen, can anyone stop him?