David Platt hailed Samir Nasri’s display in the 5-1 win over Norwich City and then warned Blues fans not to expect a goals avalanche every week.
Five strikes from a quintet of different players took the home side’s tally for this Premier League season to 48 well on the way to a record.
But Platt urged caution in the goal stakes after the seventh home win in domestic competition this season.
“Can we get 100 goals?” he mused in answer to a question from the post-match press conference. “The answer is that it is irrelevant. It is the points that we need.
"We just need to keep winning and if it is by scoring one and not conceding any then we will take it. It is three points just the same. People think that we can keep scoring four, five and six per game but football isn’t like that.
As for Nasri, the coach felt that the Frenchman was on top of his game.“Samir looked very bright, the goalkeeper will probably not be happy with it but it was a great ball in and we got runner across the face of goal,” reported Platt.
“When Samir plays with that zest and looks as though he wants to hurt teams he is a real force to be reckoned with. We have not been disappointed with him this season at all.”
And the final word was about, almost inevitably, Mario Balotelli.
“A goal from a foot counts for the same as one from 30-yards,” he declared. “That goal was a simple finish in the end but the build-up was well crafted.
“David Silva, Gael Clichy, Yaya and Adam Johnson all played a big part in it.”