John Terry believes Chelsea are beginning to recapture their best form, following two impressive results in the space of four days.
The Blues triumphed 3-0 away at Newcastle on Saturday lunchtime, before securing their passage into the last 16 of the Champions League by beating Valencia by the same scoreline.
Andre Villas-Boas seemingly took great pressure out of condemning his critics following the defeat of Valencia, with many suggesting defeat in Europe could have cost the manager his job.
Next up, however, is a tricky against Manchester City on Monday, and a win for Roberto Mancini's side will see them open a gap of 13 points over Chelsea.
Terry, though, is confident the Blues are heading the right direction, and says his side are ready for the clash against the Barclays Premier League leaders.
"Slowly but surely we are getting to our best, we had our dip in form and hopefully that's the end of it," said the Chelsea captain.
"Newcastle was our building block and we won again here today. We've got a massive game on Monday against Man City and we're prepared for that."