Carlo Ancelotti insists Roman Abramovich is satisfied with Chelsea's progress so far this season.
The Blues lie second in the Barclays Premier League table, level on 18 points with leaders Manchester United, and top their Champions League group.
But last Saturday's shock 3-1 defeat at Wigan - their only blemish in 10 games - has thrust the spotlight on Stamford Bridge ahead of Sunday's hugely significant clash with Liverpool.
Sunday will confront Ancelotti with the first major test of his Chelsea stewardship but the Italian is content that he enters the match with the backing of Abramovich.
"I spoke to Roman when he came to the training ground today (Friday). He watched the training said hello to the players," he said.
"I didn't ask him if he is worried. He is happy because his team is joint top of the Premier League and top of their Champions League group."