Florent Malouda insists Chelsea deserve more plaudits than they have been getting after moving four points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Carlo Ancelotti's men warmed up for the hotly anticipated clash at Manchester City next Saturday with a comfortable 4-0 victory against Blackpool.
The reigning champions go into the game in fine form having extended their 100 per cent record to five matches and scoring 21 goals in the process.
But two goal hero Malouda reckons the Blues are not getting too preoccupied with thoughts about going head to head with big spenders City.
"We're not focused on Manchester City," insisted man of the match Malouda. "We have to play all the teams. People are thinking about Manchester City because they are not giving us credit for what we've done until now.
"But we have to stay focused. We know, as we did last year, we can achieve great performances against big teams, it's not a problem for us. We have a lot of games to come and we play to win every game."
Chelsea destroyed Ian Holloway's side with four first-half goals - Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba grabbing the others - but Malouda believes the win could have been more emphatic.
"We can be more efficient," he told Sky Sports One. "It was not easy at the beginning but it's a real pleasure when we play like that."
Chelsea's acting captain Drogba agreed his side ought to have been more clinical.
He added: "In the second half we had so many chances but there was a lack of concentration and a few bad decisions on the last pass - that's something we have to think about."