Chelsea head coach Carlo Ancelotti was delighted with his side's performance in the 4-0 thumping of Bolton Wanderers in the fourth round of the Carling Cup.
Goals from Salomon Kalou, Florent Malouda, Deco and Didier Drogba sent the Blues through to the last eight of the competition, following a dominant display at Stamford Bridge.
The Italian commented: "The first thing is to play well and to win a game. It happens we've won with large results, but that's not so important.
"Rather, we want to win the games. We played the last three games very well and Saturday can be another kind of match. We have to be ready to play a different match.
"The team are working very well. The defence has balance on the pitch during 90 minutes, maintaining good control defensively and offensively.
"This is the most important thing for the team, to have a balance."
Meanwhile, Ancelotti voiced his support for Daniel Sturridge, who missed two good chances to get on the scoresheet against the Trotters.
He added: "I'm disappointed for him. I think he played 60 minutes well for the team. I asked him to play for the team, not just to score.
"He did what I asked of him. For me, it's not important that he didn't score. For him it would have been better to score, but I'm happy with his work out on the pitch."