Carlo Ancelotti warned Chelsea against complacency after his side maintained their impressive start to their defence of the Premier League title.
Ancelotti saw his side move five points clear at the top of the table as goals from Florent Malouda and Salomon Kalou sealed a 2-0 win over struggling Wolves at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The victory extended Chelsea's 100 percent home record and, with their main rivals already showing a capacity to drop points during the opening weeks of the season, Chelsea's standing as favourites to retain the title has strengthened.
"Our position is good," Ancelotti said. "We took a very good result, we are in a very good position.
"It was a difficult week because we had to travel to Moscow so I think we were not 100 percent. It was an important result and it's important to win when you are not 100 percent.
Referring to the current standings, the Chelsea manager added: "This is a good advantage but it's too early to say we have enough points.
"We are in a good position, we started well and we have to continue, but nothing more. The difficult moment will arrive and we have to be ready."
Wolves manager Mick McCarthy, however, has no doubt that Chelsea have already proved themselves to be the outstanding team in the Premier League. The visitors had opportunities to score before Malouda put Chelsea ahead and then could have equalised prior to Kalou clinching the points nine minutes from time.
"I think they are the best team in the league," McCarthy said. "They've got loads of ability, loads of pace, one of the best keepers in the league, they're tough, they're clever."
"Some of the passes they make, they are looking one way and stick it the other way into the path of a runner. They trust people with the ball. They're a fantastic team," he said.
Chelsea were boosted by the return of full back Jose Bosingwa to the starting line-up for the first time in 13 months. The Portuguese defender has endured a long and arduous recovery from a serious knee injury but his performance against Wolves offered promise for the future. Ancelotti believes Bosingwa will be a welcome addition to his squad as Chelsea attempt to build on last season's success.
"He played very well. I think Bosingwa was one of the best players on the pitch," said Ancelotti. "He put a lot of pressure on the ball, he pushed up the pitch and he had a lot of opportunities to score.
"He played very well and he is an important player in the future because we can use his speed and his ability in the future. It's very difficult but he took the right time to recover, he was comfortable and he was excited to play and this is very good news for us," added the Blues coach.