The way the game started it looked like the Chelsea of new turned up, misplaced passes, poor defending and an anonymous front line.
That was until Didier Drogba hit a screamer to leave the Bolton keeper staring at the bulging net.
It may be a bit obvious to point it out, but hopefully that was what Didier needed to get his season back up and running.
Up until we took the game under control with Malouda's cheeky finish for our second I was starting to severely worry that we were all displaying a bit of Shevchenko syndrome -old, slow and quality but only in fits and starts.
Thankfully though the second half reassured me that we are looking back on track, not title contenders just yet, but better than Tottenham, which it pains me to say hasn't been the way recently.
Mikel had a good return from injury, but I would question whether he'll remain in the team once Lampard returns. Again.
Ramires has really settled down in his role. Yes he is still lightweight but that probably won't ever change. He was hardly signed as a midfield enforcer, more like a playmaker.
Essien was back too. Even though he has been back a while, I'm talking about the real Essien. The probing runs, the hefty challenges and the vim and vigour of seasons past.
In fact, had we all collectively voted together I think every Chelsea fan last night would've voted for each of our four scorers to get on the scoresheet!
Malouda, Anelka and Drogba just to inject a bit of life into their campaigns, and Ramires just to open his account.
All the goals were well taken, and there could've been more. Something we showed against Blackburn, and something that obviously we needed to improve upon. You have to make chances to take chances!
No complaints about the game, which makes a nice change - the last 2 months have felt like I am anti-Chelsea, I just try and keep my opinion as realistic as possible.
Which is why I think we can't get too excited about a renaissance just yet, the press look at it through blinkered eyes where they are trying to buoy a lifeless Premier League campaign.
We need to look at it realistically, paramount importance is being placed upon our upcoming matches against Man United - but what about all the ones in-between. These games could be meaningless if we go on and lose a couple more in the interim.
Recently I received a comment asking me to discuss transfer policy and the like.
There is no point in me fuelling the flames of conjecture, there is enough tripe out there that I would have to turn this into a full time job had I commented on all our links.
I have stated that we need to sign a couple of players in this window and I stand by that, if we just sign Luiz then I will be satisfied.
He is where we need cover the most, if our attack pull their fingers out, and their replacements perform a little better we won't be regretting not signing anybody.
Gone are the days when the money for a January pick me up was available, and quite right too. Luiz is the sensible option, various injuries to defenders have left us short too often this season, he can come in and take away some of that worry.
I wouldn't complain if we signed an attacker though, its clear that Anelka and Drogba won't be around forever and in all honesty neither Kalou or Sturridge seem to be worthy replacements at this time.
One other salient point is that this must mean Ancelotti has the faith of the board, let's hope this continues. The guy has been in for far more stick than he has deserved, never bite the hand that feeds you (unless there is relegation looming, bite it off sharpish!).
It is also good to see Gael Kakuta going on loan to Fulham. I never complain when we loan out a youngster, it often gives us a chance to see them play more than we usually would.
Kakuta is a great prospect no doubt, but he is no McEachran. The boy is quality. Laser guided passing and the strength of a much bigger player. If he isn't an integral part of the first team squad in the next season or two it would come as a great surprise.
The FA Cup is an unwelcome distraction this weekend, we would rather take the league games as our form is picking up but such are the travails of a campaign in English football. The FA Cup is romantic and we all love winning it, but it is now third in line to the League and The Champions' League.
On the up in the league, hopefully marching on in the FA Cup. Keep the Blue Flag Flying High!!