The return of Antonio Conte to Stamford Bridge will evoke numerous memories, including of the days when Chelsea ruled English football.
Conte was the last manager to lead Chelsea to Premier League glory when his side clinched the 2017 title.
There have been trophies at home and abroad since but the biggest domestic honour eluded them in the final Roman Abramovich years as Manchester City and Liverpool emerged dominant forces.
Todd Boehly is already making friends at Stamford Bridge through his bold transfer strategy
Reeling in the top two is now a task for the new Todd Boehly-led consortium that now own Chelsea along with manager Thomas Tuchel.
Tuchel is uncertain whether that can happen as early as this season but on the evidence of his first two-and-a-half months at the helm it…