Ahead of Wednesday's game we spoke to Stephen Schmidt from SB Nation's Chelsea blog We Ain't Got No History about tomorrow's match.
How did you rate your performances in the Charity Shield and League opener?
I haven't really been able to take too much from either of those matches to be honest. Once Chelsea went down to 10 men in the Shield, it really became more about playing out the match in healthy fashion than anything meaningful. Chelsea went 2 goals up inside of 6 minutes in the opener, and at that point they seemed content to defend and conserve energy for the upcoming game.
Do you think you'll do any more transfer business before the deadline?
I have a feeling we'll still see 2-3 more signings, although none of them will be for regular starters. Right back depth is needed, and one more player capable of playing center forward would be useful as well. I don't think most Chelsea fans would be overly upset with adding another central midfielder either, but I get the feeling the club aren't pressing to fill that need.
Best memory of Chelsea v Reading?
I'll be honest, I don't really have too many fond memories of playing Reading. We've not had a real standout performance against them that I can recall, and the 2 clubs just haven't met all that often since I've been alive. When they have played, it's seemingly always been ugly. I just have a hard time thinking of Reading and seeing anything other than that one incident...
And the worst?
Back to that incident, as Petr Cech still wears the headgear as a reminder. It's been a few years now, but I'm sure this will still be a huge talking point before the game.
Who should Reading fans be particularly wary of on Wednesday?
Eden Hazard was fantastic in the opener, and Fernando Torres has been showing signs of life lately. I'd be watching that pair closely.
Anyone Chelsea fans are concerned about from the Reading team?
I think Pavel Pogrebnyak would be the obvious choice here, as most Chelsea fans are familiar with him from his time at Fulham.
Tips for travelling Royals?
I don't have much to offer in the way of travel tips for Reading fans traveling to London, but it's a lot easier and less expensive to get there than covering the 3300 miles (5300 KM) from my place.
I'm feeling pretty good after the start Chelsea had over the weekend, so I'm going to say 3-0 for Chelsea.I'm generally pretty terrible at predicting the score though.
Thanks again to Stephen and you can follow We Ain't Got No History on Twitter at @WAGNH_CFC