Chelsea broke the deadlock at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night as Cesar Azpilicueta handed Guus Hiddink’s side the lead against West Bromwich Albion.
While the Spaniard isn’t known for his goalscoring ability, he was certainly in the right place at the right time as he stormed in at the back post to apply the tap-in to open the scoring.
The home side are unbeaten since former boss Jose Mourinho left the club last month, putting together a six-game run without a loss dating back to mid-December.
As a result of their upturn in fortunes, the atmosphere at Stamford Bridge appears to be settling as Hiddink continues to oversee an improvement in the side’s overall performances.
Nevertheless, Chelsea remain desperate for points as they continue to edge closer to the top half of the Premier League table, with a win potentially taking them up to 12th place.
Meanwhile, the visitors are looking to extend an unbeaten run of their own which stretches to four games in all competitions after their 2-2 draw with Bristol City in the FA Cup at the weekend.