A few decent results on the bounce, Juan Mata back in favour, and all looks rosy again at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.
To avoid a few thorns being added in there yet again, Chelsea will need to make sure they pick up all three points on their trip to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City in the English Premier League on Sunday.
Frank Lampard celebrates with his Chelsea teammates after scoring against Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League, October 1
Chelsea would have considered themselves a little unlucky to only settle for a point at White Hart Lane against Tottenham last weekend, but eased past Steaua Bucharest in the Champions League in midweek and Mourinho will be happy to have before him what, on paper, looks like another winnable game just prior to the international break.
"It is all coming step by step," Mourinho said of his team's improvement from a difficult start to the season. "We know that we cannot win every game, we know we cannot win every competition but we have to play every game of every competition to win.
"If you do that and you lose, you don't go home with a smile on your face but you sleep fine, because you know you had the right approach, you gave everything and the opponent won because the opponent is better than you.
"You have to accept that without it being a drama. But we have to find the right mentality."
Norwich, who have seven points from six matches, to Chelsea's eleven, will have a bit of confidence on their side after an impressive 1-0 win over Stoke last weekend.
"I'm looking forward to the challenge of our team playing against Chelsea, with the array of talent and options that they have," Norwich manager Chris Hughton said. "These are the games that you have to look forward to in the Premier League.
"We started very well in the Stoke game and that gave us really good momentum. There's a nice confident feel at the moment."
Team News: Norwich have a slight doubt over defender Sebastian Bassong, but Nathan Redmond, Javier Garrido and Ricky Van Wolfswinkel are all fit.
Fernando Torres is suspended after picking up a red card against Spurs, but the Spaniard is likely to miss a few more games after injuring his knee in the win over Steaua Bucharest. Eden Hazard could return, though, after getting back on the training pitch following an ankle injury which saw him miss the midweek Champions League game.
Key men: Norwich: Ricky Van Wolfswinkel needs a couple of goals to get his confidence back in the Premier League, and there is no better confidence-booster than to score against a big side like Chelsea.
Chelsea: With Torres injured, Samuel Eto'o is likely to be given a run-out and the sooner the Cameroonian can find his scoring boots the better.
Where to watch
The match is scheduled for a 6 p.m. (IST) start with a live telecast set on ESPN and ESPN HD. You can also catch the match live online by clicking the official link HERE.
Expected lineups: Norwich: Ruddy; Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido; Howson, Tettey, Fer; Snodgrass, Van Wolfswinkel, Pilkington.
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Lampard; Oscar, Mata, Hazard; Eto'o.
Prediction: 2-0 to Chelsea
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