Chelsea achieved a narrow victory over Stoke City this weekend, thanks to a late goal by Ashley Cole.
It was a messy victory, but a victory nonetheless.
In fact, the way Chelsea struggled has caused some to question their title credentials. After all, what we witnessed was a Chelsea team five minutes away from a 0-0 draw at home to inferior opposition.
However, what could also be seen was a Chelsea team that, while not playing their best, could still scrape by with a win.
And that is exactly the kind of team that wins titles.
Here are five reasons why the defeat of Stoke shows that Chelsea can go on to win the Premier League this season: