Graham Potter confirmed he is more than satisfied with his week's work after seeing his team record a third victory in a row at Leicester City, believing we are receiving the benefits of our January signings starting to look at home in the side.
It was an entertaining and at times end-to-end match as Chelsea took on Leicester at the King Power Stadium, but it was the Blues that came out on top thanks to a trio of excellent goals - which combined individual brilliance with a fine team move - scored by Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic.
It could even have been more, given we had two goals disallowed for offside and Joao Felix hit the post, but Graham Potter was more than happy with the 3-1 scoreline and the performance that went with it.
Given the team's showing, both in this match and the preceding wins over Leeds United and Borussia Dortmund, Potter was keen to give the credit to his players after three victories in the space of eight days.
'It’s been a good week, a really good week. Three wins, started with a determined performance against Leeds, the result against Dortmund and then to back it up today is really impressive from the players because it isn’t easy to do that in the Premier League.
'So I’m delighted for them, delighted for the supporters who travelled, who were fantastic. So we’ve had a good week.
'We were a few centimetres away from a couple more goals ourselves with offsides and Leicester had opportunities too. I thought they gave everything as well, so it was a game that was in the balance and our quality in the end that saw us over the line.
'It’s been a team performance over the week. It takes a bit of time to develop that, but the spirit of the boys is developing, there’s a growing togetherness that I really like. Everyone’s supporting each other, fighting to play, ready to play.
'Marc Cucurella’s been out of the squad for a few games and he came in against Dortmund and again today, fantastic performances, it epitomises what we need in the squad. So again I’m delighted for the players because it’s been a tough period we’ve been through, but this week’s been a positive one and now we can look forward to next weekend against Everton and try to finish off before the international break with three points.'
Our head coach also discussed the impressive individual performances of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk, who both provided assists at the King Power Stadium...
'Enzo's a fantastic player and he’s a young player. He’s going to get better and better as he’s with us more because he’s just arrived from another country and another league. So you always have to adapt to that but you can see his quality.
'He gets the ball and he can pass forward. He’s progressive with his mentality, gets the team moving and then he gives everything. So it’s a nice combination to have.
'Mykhailo will get better and better, in my view. He’s a young player who hasn’t got that much experience, so every game he’ll get better and better. His attitude’s fantastic, he wants to help the team, wants to work with the team, so I’m delighted for him that he could get an assist and help us win.'
Potter also assured everyone that Joao Felix's half-time replacement with Conor Gallagher was not due to an injury picked up by the Portuguese forward...
'It was just tactical. I wanted to use an extra midfield player in there, so changed it a bit with Conor. I felt we needed somebody that could maybe ball-win, a little bit of a different profile in there. I thought Conor was fantastic when he came on.'