Chelsea match-winner Florent Malouda believes Saturday's late win at Stoke is a signal of ambition to Premier League rivals.
The Blues came from behind late on at the fortress-like Britannia Stadium to grab a 2-1 victory, with France winger Malouda netting the dramatically decisive goal.
Title favourites Chelsea remain on top of the table as a result of the three points and their hero against the Potters is aware of the importance of the success.
"It's a wonderful feeling when you can win in the last minute of injury time," he told the Blues' official website.
"We celebrated together because we had to dig deep in our hearts to find the energy to take that victory. It means a lot for us.
"It was a really tough game. We had to fight all over the pitch to win every ball and we were trying to play good football.
"We were waiting for that goal and in injury time it came. It is a real pleasure because we made a lot of effort and to win in this way gives us a lot of confidence."
He added: "We have the quality, the energy and the heart to reach these results. It proves we have ambition."