Chelsea go into the League Cup final against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley on 1 March looking to bounce back from their disappointing draw against Burnley.
Jose Mourinho's side have had the luxury of being able to put their feet up before the first piece of domestic silverware of the season is decided, unlike their London rivals.
Spurs snatched a 2-2 draw against West Ham United on 22 February, then travelled to Italy to play Fiorentina in the last 32 of the Europa League on 26 February. They lost 2-0, and were bustled out of European competition by the Italians 3-1 on aggregate.
Spurs go to Wembley looking for a trophy and hoping for a repeat of their 2008 League Cup victory over Chelsea, when they came from behind to win 2-1, which was also the scoreline when they beat them there in the 1967 FA Cup final.
Tottenham also enjoyed a 5-3 victory at White Hart Lane in the Premier League on New Year's Day but Chelsea head to Wembley having beaten Spurs 5-1 in the FA Cup semi-final in 2012.
Chelsea captain John Terry did not think that the defeat on 1 January would have any bearing on the Wembley match, pointing out that the Blues had beaten Spurs 3-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season.
"I think if you look over the two league games, us winning 3-0 at the Bridge and 5-3 at White Hart Lane it's going to be a tight game," he said.
"They're in pretty good form themselves at the moment; we come off the back of a draw going into this game, so we're hungry to bounce back and win the trophy.
"I think everyone kind of forgets the game at the Bridge where we won 3-0 quite comfortably but everyone kind of concentrates on that one. But listen with that in mind as I said before we've come this far in the competition, some tough games, and we're here to win it."
Chelsea have had more time to prepare
While Spurs have been busy travelling, Chelsea have enjoyed a week on the training ground after the frustrating 1-1 draw against Burnley on 21 February.
The Blues will be without suspended Nemanja Matic and the Premier League leaders could miss their tough-tackling midfielder as they try to keep hot-shot striker Harry Kane, who has 24 goals for Spurs this season, at bay.
However, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba boasts his own impressive record, having scored eight goals in eight Wembley cup ties.
Terry said that while the loss of Matic is a blow, other players in the expensively assembled squad will be able to fill in.
The Chelsea captain said: "He is going to be a big miss like he would in anyone's squad. You take him out we've got a huge squad of players that can come in and do a job for sure, that's what having a squad is all about. I think when you look at this competition we've played numerous number of players throughout the campaign so I'm sure the manager is going to re-jig it and find a way."