Chelsea will be on a trip to face Bournemouth in their next game in the Premier League on Sunday.
Both teams are yet to reach the heights they desire under their new managements but there is still a long way to go until the end of the season.
Bournemouth went into the international break with a 2-2 draw with Brentford while Chelsea suffered a 0-1 home loss against Nottingham Forest.
Andoni Iraola’s men entered the two-week break with only two points from their first four Premier League games, good for 16th position on the table at this early stage.
The Cherries’ poor run of form means they have now gone eight Premier League games without a win since thrashing Leeds United 4-1 at the end of April, and their only clean sheet in their previous 12 Premier League games came against a doomed Southampton.
The duo of Taiwo Awoniyi and Anthony Elanga combined to down Chelsea in the Blues’ game before the break.
Only Luton Town have failed to seal a point from Chelsea in the Premier League, where the Blues are in a familiar 12th place, and Mauricio Pochettino can expect his defence to be tested to the limit in upcoming matches against Aston Villa (Premier League) and Brighton & Hove Albion (EFL Cup).