Jose Mourinho felt that his team were just about perfect in the 5-0 victory over Swansea, which helped them open a five point advantage in the Premier League. Manchester City were defeated against Arsenal on Sunday and the two clubs will face each other at Stamford Bridge in a fortnight.
The league action takes a break over this period with Chelsea being involved in both the League Cup and the FA Cup. City, meanwhile, will be involved in a club friendly against Hamburg before taking on Middlesbrough in the FA Cup. Diego Costa and Oscar scored two goals each while substitute Andre Schurrle grabbed the other in this impressive victory.
It took just a few minutes on the clock to open the scoring, as Swansea consistently gave the ball away to make it easy for Chelsea. For their part, the blues were also rampant in attack and they were highly clinical.
The Portuguese, though, also remained in that Chelsea should not take the praise that they have received after this victory to their heads. Instead, he says that it is trophies that will count in the long-term. This was the second consecutive league match in which the blues extended their advantage over Manchester City.
“We were perfect. Everything went in our direction.The first half was very good. We were solid and recovered the ball in good positions. The decisions we made with the ball were good decisions. I’m happy with the points and quality of our football.
The team still has to win cups in order to be remembered in 20 years. They are trying to the limit to make history,” said Mourinho. Chelsea will be involved in a two-legged League Cup semi-final against Liverpool with the first leg at Anfield. The blues have traditionally struggled in cup competitions against the Reds.