There has to come a point where Chelsea are about more than Cole Palmer and injuries.
Both issues were exposed in an unflattering light by Middlesbrough on Tuesday
Hayden Hackney gave the Championship side a 1-0 lead
their Carabao Cup semifinal clash with the second leg to come at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight
Chelsea's best may still be enough to rescue the tie and book a place in February's final
Blues more than the sum of their expensively-assembled parts sooner rather than later