Chelsea go into the November international break in a strong position after 12 games. Frank Lampard's men sit third, ahead of Manchester City and it's fair to say the Blues have so far exceeded expectations.
Lampard returned to the Bridge in the summer seemingly faced with an impossible job. Chelsea had been given a transfer ban and it didn't get any easier, with star player Eden Hazard sold to Real Madrid.
Many had major doubts over not only Lampard's ability and experience as manager but the ability and the experience of Chelsea's youngsters as they stepped into the first team.
It was a difficult start to the season but things have picked up remarkably, we look at how they've done and just how far they can go.