RADIO CLIVE'S FIVE: CHELSEA V NORWICH
Throughout the season former player Clive Walker provides radio and TV commentary on Chelsea's games. Here he selects five aspects of the best league win of the season so far that caught his eye …
1. The match was comfortable for Chelsea because the team got back into the game very quickly after Norwich scored. Although it always looked as if we had much more threat than they had, it becomes more uncomfortable the longer a game goes on with the visitors leading - so it was important to get that goal back quickly and the second goal was equally important to make us relax a little more.
2. Some of the Chelsea defending was disappointing and on another day we could have been punished for some of the marking. Concentration on the task in hand was always going to be important when playing against a team struggling to score goals and win games. We had come back from an away Champions League win midweek, one that people were dismissing a little due to the nature of the opponents, but that shouldn't be forgotten as a possible reason why there was a lack of concentration at times on Saturday.
3. Fernando Torres keeps ticking over when it comes to goalscoring. He had several opportunities and took one but why he didn't shoot with his first chance when he broke away in the first half, only he could tell us, With his later chance the keeper made a good save. Arguably a Torres flying would have put all three away but while we are all talking about Mata, Hazard and Oscar, he is the guy that is helping to make those three as good as they are, and needs to keep doing what he is doing. It is working well right now.
4. Frank Lampard scored a characteristic goal and said afterwards he got forward more in the game than in some this season. That may be why one or two spaces were there for Norwich to attack but we were a far superior team and without being gung-ho, looked capable of scoring every time we attacked. Frank being Frank saw opportunities to get forward and I am sure against a tougher team he would probably have sat in a bit more. It was lovely though to see him looking like the player he has been for 10 years.
5. Cesar Azpilicueta was brought on for Branislav Ivanovic shortly after the fourth goal with Oriol Romeu replacing John Mikel Obi a little later, and the timing of those substitutions was good. They both looked ready for a game and sometimes when players have to wait, it brings out the best in them. They look capable of coming in if we have injuries or suspensions and it is great that we are winning games and players are chomping on the bit to play.