Chelsea captain John Terry has admitted the Blues are "maybe a little bit more attacking this year", after a pundit accused Jose Mourinho's side of boring and defensive football during the last campaign.
The West London side lead the Premier League after an almost perfect start to the season, with six victories and just one draw from the first seven games.
Chelsea are also leading the Premier League's scoring charts after netting 21 goals in just seven games (an average of three per match), seven more than Manchester City - while new striker Diego Costa is the current league top scorer with nine goals in seven appearances since his £32m summer move from Atletico Madrid.
Terry has admitted Mourinho has changed his defensive style for a more attacking one, but claims they also keep a solid defence.
"The important thing is that going forward we've got goals in us, as long as we're not conceding too many. We're maybe a little bit more attacking this year as well but we've had a few clean sheets on the bounce now and defensively we look very solid," the captain said to Chelsea official website.
Some pundits questioned Chelsea's new defence earlier in the season, especially after a 6-3 victory over Everton.
But having secured a clean-sheet against Arsenal in the London derby on Sunday 5 October, Terry says they are starting to prove the doubters wrong.
"You can look at every team in the league and they are all conceding goals. That is because the quality in the Premier League is getting higher each year. It's as simple as that," he said.
"When we conceded goals earlier on in the season everyone was questioning it but it's going to happen. There are so many good teams and individuals in the league that we are going to concede goals."
In this sense, the captain praises the hard-work and the defensive commitment showed from the forwards during the Arsenal game to keep the balance.
"It was a good win, a good performance, and we were good defensively. We had the killer instinct going forward too so there was a bit of everything against a really good side," he said.
"Defensively we did very well but that's not just the back four or the back five – it's people like Eden and Andre dropping in and coming back but being able to go forward as well. That's the key for me,"
'"Big Pete came on and did very well which just shows the strength in depth of our squad as well."