While Chelsea's weekend win against Cardiff City may have come with some level of controversy, it has to be noted that Chelsea had many positives to pull away from the match.
Apart from David Luiz's blunder that created an easy opportunity that Cardiff took full advantage of, the Blues showed great play in spurts through their flow, pace, and style of play.
A team like Chelsea should be expected to dominate a home game against Cardiff City, but the Blues showed signs of play that hadn't been present previously.
Chelsea have previously been playing matches in a seemingly timid mindset that hasn't been as attack-oriented as we saw on Saturday.
Steve Holland, Chelsea's assistant manager, touched on these points in the post-match interview.
When asked by reporters to comment on the level of play and flow that was seen in the match, Holland replied: "I think you see flashes of it. There aren't many teams at the moment who are hitting that maximum level consistently; it's a sign of progress."
Holland continued to elaborate his thought process and hinted at a slight concern for complacency.
He continued: "What you have got to accept is that when you're flowing things flow, when you're not flowing you've still got to get results that give you a chance of being around for the titles."
Acknowledging the fact that titles are still the final focus for Chelsea year after year is not surprising in regards to the financial commitments they have put forth to strictly that.
Holland seems to look at this goal realistically while not forgetting the past two years.
He also acknowledged the point that: "The objective at Chelsea is always to win the league and at Christmas time for the last two seasons we've been out of the race."
As of now, it seems that will not be the case as Chelsea are sitting in second place in the league, and if Mourinho and Holland are correct, they've got much more to offer and will be in the thick of it through May.
On any level, it's always pleasing for a set of Managers to see their methods and approach taken to the highest level on the field.
It's also good timing for this level of play to come about, as well as the return of Fernando Torres before a big week that begins Tuesday against a formidable opponent in Schalke 04.
It's a big test for Chelsea to see if they can continue to show more of that top level play with additional match ups against Manchester City and Arsenal to follow in quick succession.
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