Five Star

It's okay, don't fret. We've got this lot ahead of us in January to cleanse the memory of losing to an Alan Pardew side again:

(H) Burnley, FA Cup

(H) Sunderland, League

(H) Sheffield United, League Cup semi-final

(A) Sheffield United, League Cup semi-final

(A) WBA, League

Three successive home games to build up some momentum. Two season defining cup semi-final games and a reply that keeps us in the hunt with an additional route towards Wembley (with a home tie against Leicester City). The two league games are also tests. The Sunderland home game will tell us if we're able to replicate the form from the Chelsea 5-3 against lesser opposition. The WBA away game has 'tricky' written all over it.

Thick and fast.