Chelsea are currently 16th in the Premier League table, something that I have not seen since the first couple of seasons supporting Chelsea. The most memorable of which was the 1993/1994 season where we sat near the bottom of the table at Christmas.
Glenn Hoddle was in charge at the time and he was able to turn things around with the help of a run to the final of the FA Cup.
That season Chelsea rallied to finish mid-table but got thumped 4-0 in the FA Cup against Manchester United (I still dream of that Gavin Peacock effort dropping over the line instead of cannoning back off the crossbar.
What does this have to do with our current situation?
Well not alot really, Chelsea are a different team with a different culture and expectations to back then, I guess sometimes nostalgia gets the better of us. Something our next opponents will surely share with us having finished that season in 12th place, something they would definitely take at the end of this campaign.
At the time this felt like an amazing season to make a major cup final for the first time in decades and stay up. This is not going to cut it this season.
This season we are staring into the unknown, I am not sure what constitutes a good season from this point. The top four seems so far away but must be the objective as long as it is mathematically possible.
All we can do is take it one game at a time starting with Norwich.
The game against Norwich is one where a big performance is expected, the international break has taken the pressure off temporarily, now is the time to step and get back on the scoreboard. A win will not save our season, but it will be a start.
I am hoping I will see some real performances from some of our key players, I want them taking responsibility for leading from the front.