Chelsea's blushes were spared earlier this evening as the club profited from an own goal at Shrewsbury Town, in order to sneak into the League Cup quarterfinals.
Chelsea took the lead in the 48th minute via Didier Drogba, as the Ivorian scored in his third successive game - the first time he has done so for the Blues since 2010, before Andy Morgan poked in an equaliser in the 77th minute.
On what made the tie so "difficult" for Chelsea, Drogba gave a number of reasons.
"I think you saw… it was a difficult pitch, difficult weather, but a fantastic team," he told Sky Sports immediately after the final whistle.
"They deserved to be here," he said about the club's opponents Shrewsbury Town. "It made a tough game for us."
He added: "I think it's difficult for the players who did not play a lot."
With Chelsea in the pot for the quarter-finals of the competition, the treble… or even the quadruple… remains on for Jose Mourinho's team.
I don't need the armband to push and support this team. These games [coming thick and fast] is not hard when you have these Chelsea fans behind you!"