Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard believes Luiz Felipe Scolari has brought a new calm to the club which can help them march serenely to glory this season.
The unbeaten Blues have made a blistering start to the new campaign under their Brazilian boss and sit top of the Barclays Premier League and their Champions League group ahead of Wednesday night's clash with Roma.
"This season we're re-focused, there's a real freshness about us," Lampard told The Sun. "We're trying to play good football and we're doing that and we're scoring goals."
It is a far cry from the turmoil of last season, when Jose Mourinho's departure was followed by constant uncertainty over the position of his replacement as manager, Avram Grant.
But now Scolari has restored a sense of stability to Stamford Bridge, Lampard is convinced everything is in place for Chelsea to mount a challenge on all fronts this time around.
"We're at the top of the league and in the Champions League we've got a critical couple of games now and we could almost qualify for the next stage," he said. "So there's a real nice feeling about the place.
"The fact of having a new manager, we're settled, whereas last season there was always speculation about the future. That's nice.
"There is something about us at the moment. We've always had a strong squad anyway but at the moment it's really clicking and we're working hard for each other. If we keep doing that we've got a great chance."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms