Boss plays down start
Roberto Di Matteo says it is far too early to judge Chelsea and believes that should be left until halfway through the season.
The Blues currently top the Premier League table with a four-point gap over Manchester City and Manchester United but Di Matteo is refusing to get carried away with the start.
Chelsea have picked up five wins and a draw in their opening six games, and came through their biggest test so far with flying colours as they defeated Arsenal 2-1 at the Emirates Stadium.
Even so Di Matteo knows there is a long way to go and is keeping his cool.
"It's only six games into a very long season. It gives us belief and confidence and hopefully we can build on it," Di Matteo revealed. "So far, we have had a good start. But that's all it is."
Asked when the right time would be to judge his new-look side, the Italian added: "When you get towards the halfway mark, halfway through the season. Then you probably have a better idea about it."