Chelsea skipper John Terry believes Chelsea have what it takes for success this season after securing a comeback victory against Hull City in their Premier League opener.
It may not have been vintage Chelsea, but the England international thinks it shows the west London outfit has the mettle required to challenge for honours.
He told Chelsea TV: "From a club point of view to see us come back from a goal down and fight and the spirit we showed together with the performance and the drive, well it's really good to see.
"And the belief as well among the squad that this year is going to be a really good year for us. And judging on the result and the performance and the chances we created it could be a good year.
"We went a little bit long too early. Seven or eight of their players are over six foot two and that's how they wanted us to play.
"We played into their hands a little bit. We should have kept it down kept the ball on the floor, have confidence in our own ability.
"It was disappointing (to go a goal down) but good to come back and fight again. There's a good fight and good spirit among the lads and that's how it's been pre-season.''
Terry also had words of praise for two-goal striking hero Didier Drogba ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Sunderland.
"When he plays at the top of his game he's the best in the whole world, in Europe, everywhere,'' Terry added. "He creates chances, that was a great finish from the free-kick, he holds it up really well, links up really well, puts himself about and fights for cause.
"In the dressing room he speaks his opinion.
"He's really good to have around and he's a major signing for us this year.''