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Speaking to Chelsea website and with two days to go to Walsall game José Mourinho analysed the moment of the team after the victory with Arsenal:

“I know that we had very good things. I saw some things back in the team, some qualities, but the same way two defeats don’t kill a team, I don’t think two victories bring the team to the top. Let’s go match after match and try to get a result on Wednesday.

I liked that the team was compact, everybody was defending, the attacking players made a fantastic contribution in that defensive work. In the first minute, we lost some passes, you could feel still a little bit of not great confidence to play, but after that we got back the stability, moving the ball well and good positional play.

Mourinho also expressed his opinion on Diego Costa:

To play against an attacking player that is aggressive, that goes to every ball, that fights for every ball, that is physical, is difficult. We have lots of these players in this country and it is difficult to play against them.

“It is difficult to play against him, it is difficult to play against Wayne Rooney, Christian Benteke, Luis Suarez or Gonzalo Higuain. It is difficult to play against people with this aggression, people that want to score but when they lose the ball want to press, want to defend and compete for every ball. It’s because of these players that football is what football is, with so much passion around it, because they create passion.”

Maybe this is the reason why Diego is really popular among the rest of the squad and Chelsea fans.

“When you work the way he did [against Arsenal] – his movement, his creation – he was fantastic. He is popular, it is normal that he is popular. He is a great guy, he is a great professional, he likes to win.’

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Jose Mourinho is planning to sabotage Tottenham’s attempts to sign Victor Wanyama.

The Kenyan midfielder reportedly said he wanted to leave Southampton in the summer transfer window, but manager Ronald Koeman refused to sell.

Spurs offered £18 million and Erik Lamela in the last days of the transfer window – an offer which was immediately rejected by the Saints.

Chelsea are supposedly going to offer £20 million for the 24 year old’s services.

It may prove to be a tough decision for Southampton, with Wanyama apparently unwilling to sign a new deal at St. Marys. He has just two years left on his current deal.

Mourinho wants to improve his central midfield options and has had teenagers Ruben Neves at Porto and Marko Grujic at Red Star Belgrade scouted.

Juventus star Paul Pogba is also on their radar but competition from Barcelona for the Frenchman makes Wanyama more realistic.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho surprised everyone by saying that in his opinion, Baba Rahman is yet not ready to play in the Premier League.

In Chelsea match against Arsenal, the left back was replaced by Branislav Ivanovic. The decision of the Portuguese coach was a big surprise, considering Rahman’s good performance in his debut for the Blues on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League clash against Maccabi Tel-Aviv.

The Special One explained his decision by saying,

“Branislav Ivanovic replaces Baba Rahman, who is not yet ready for the Premier League. Champions League is different football.”

What is more,  Baba Rahman was not even named on the bench for the game against Arsenal.

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Chelsea centre back Kurt Zouma has revealed, that he is delighted to find the net in the Premier League for the first time against such a strong rival as Arsenal. The French player has no doubts that, the victories against Arsenal and Maccabi Tel Aviv proves that there is no the crisis in the team.

Zouma told Chelsea TV :

”It was an amazing feeling, because when you play the big derby you’re always excited and for me it was an amazing game because I scored for the team and the team did very well, like we did on Wednesday, so we are very happy,”

”I am very happy with the goal, with the win and with the clean sheet as well.”

”I’m very happy and proud because that was the first win at home in the Premier League this season, that’s the most important thing for me, and the first goal is really important. I’m really happy because we worked hard for that and I think we deserved it.”

”It’s very important for us because this kind of game will give us more confidence now and we showed that Chelsea are still there and we are a very strong team. Now we have to just keep going and improve that.”

The 20-year-old is convinced, that the calming words from their Portuguese coach have helped Chelsea to return at the victorious track:

”We don’t have pressure in the dressing room. We know who we are and we just had some bad results since the beginning of the season, but now we showed who we really are and what we can do.”

”The boss said before the game: “Forget the table – play the game to win and to show them that they are going to lose”,’

”Together we have to stay concentrated and keep improving. We have to work hard every day in training. We are very happy because we won two games and kept two clean sheets but we know there is still a long way to go, the year is really long, so we have to keep working.”

 

 

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According to the reports, PSG owners are set to make a move for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. Ligue 1 champions have no doubt, that only the Special One is able to take their club to the next level.

French paper Express claims, that Qatar Sports Investments, the owners of the French giants have placed the Speciale One at the top of their wanted list. They are convinced, that only Portuguese coach could take their club to the higher level.

The newspaper quotes an anonymous source, saying :

”PSG are actively seeking to know the future plans of the former Real Madrid boss,”

Not so long time ago, Jose Mourinho signed a new four-year contract with Chelsea. But various rumours about the poor form of the Blues and the conflict with Eva Carneiro led to speculation about Mourinho’s departure from Stamford Bridge.

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Chelsea boss José Mourinho celebrating the victory against Arsenal with his son José Jr. and the fans in their car outside Stamford Bridge © José Mourinho Jr Twitter

It’s a very different José Mourinho the one we saw today after the victory in the derby against Arsenal from the one we saw in the last month, where Chelsea had an horror start of the Premier League with three defeats in five games.

The Special One looked much more relaxed and happy after these three vital points for his team and celebrated the victory with his son José Jr, who was at Stamford Bridge like in many other games, and the fans waiting for him outside while going back home in his car.

The photos were uploaded from Mourinho’s son on his Twitter public profile.

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Jose Mourinho explained that the decision to replace John Terry with Kurt Zouma was only a strategic move and he has no issues with the Chelsea captain.

The Special One claims, that he decided to drop Terry in order to combat the pace of Theo Walcott.

Mourinho said :

“John Terry doesn’t need me to speak with him because he knows what I feel and think. He knows he’s my man. If I have to choose one of 25 to be my man he’s the first. He knows I care about him as a player and a person. He knows my decision had only one intention, which was to help my team win the match. I thought Arsenal would come to play a defensive game, with a very fast striker who gets behind people. If we didn’t need to win the game so much we probably would have kept our block lower and more compact, but because we desperately needed a victory we couldn’t wait, we had to bring our defensive line up.

“Playing against Walcott the best player we have is Zouma. John knows how I think and if he’s normally a great captain, today he was even better. If every player had lots of respect for him, the way he’s reacted in the last days to this situation, he has even more respect from the players. If you want to paint a dark picture, I ask you please don’t because it’s not the reality. He’s in great condition and a great situation with the manager and club.”

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Chelsea manager José Mourinho analysed the victory in the derby against Arsenal in his post-match press conference:

It was a very good performance, a deserved victory, I’m happy with the performance and points.

“We improved a lot in the last two matches, in many aspects.  Defensively the team was much better. The attacking players defended much better than before, they created a compact zone and reacted very well to the moments when they lost the ball. That gives great stability for the players behind. We were confident and comfortable with the ball. When you play against 10 men, many times teams play bad, but we played very well against 10 men, we gave them no chances and kept good balance behind the ball. The attacking players started moving much more. We deserved the victory.

Mourinho was impressed by the defensive work of his attacking players:

“Tomorrow I will watch the game again and go for stats. I will see how many times my attacking players lost the ball and recovered the ball. Lost the ball and pressed. Their work – Oscar, Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Pedro– makes it easy to be a defender because you sit there and the attacking players do half of your job for you.

The Chelsea boss also responded to Arsene Wenger’s suggestion that Diego Costa should have been sent off for his part in the Gabriel red card episode

“I played against Arsenal many times and only once he didn’t moan. That day we lost the game, we lost the cup (Community Shield). It wasn’t good for us but we behaved in a fantastic way. No excuses, no crying, no moaning. I played my first derby in September 2000, Benfica against Sporting. I told my players before the game you need emotional control. I’ve played derbies in Portugal, Spain, Italy, England and you don’t win derbies without emotional control, it’s a basic thing. I think you should speak about Gabriel and his mistake. Diego Costa played like he has to play. That’s why you have full stadiums and you sell the game around the world for millions, because the game has to be played like that. That’s why tomorrow I will go to a game which is comparable in terms of passion and dedication, New Zealand against Argentina, I love it. Diego was fantastic, Man of the Match for me.

“It was the same referee that made every decision and didn’t give two clear penalties to us. Gabriel did something to Hazard which is allowed in rugby, not football. In the box it’s a penalty. In the second half another player did the same on Diego Costa. In rugby it’s fantastic, in football it’s a penalty.

“[Wenger] He said before the game I have to cope with my defeat, tonight he has to cope with his defeat.

Mourinho also explained why Terry didn’t start the game today:

“John Terry doesn’t need me to speak with him because he knows what I feel and think. He knows he’s my man. If I have to choose one of 25 to be my man he’s the first. He knows I care about him as a player and a person. He knows my decision had only one intention, which was to help my team win the match. I thought Arsenal would come to play a defensive game, with a very fast striker who gets behind people. If we didn’t need to win the game so much we probably would have kept our block lower and more compact, but because we desperately needed a victory we couldn’t wait, we had to bring our defensive line up.

“Playing against Walcott the best player we have is Zouma. John knows how I think and if he’s normally a great captain, today he was even better. If every player had lots of respect for him, the way he’s reacted in the last days to this situation, he has even more respect from the players. If you want to paint a dark picture, I ask you please don’t because it’s not the reality. He’s in great condition and a great situation with the manager and club.”

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Begovic 7- Had relatively little to do even in the first few minutes of Arsenal pressure, but did save from Walcott.

Ivanovic 7- A much improved performance, he did get beaten by Sanchez early on but recovered and played well.

Zouma 8- Played superbly throughout and nullified Arsenal’s quick attack. Opened the scoring.

Cahill 7- Did well as the senior centre back with Zouma.

Azpilicueta 7- Covered his side well.

Fabregas 7- Did well against his old side, set up the first goal.

Matic 7- Covered the defence well and got forward when needed to.

Pedro 7.5-Showed promise again, missed a couple of chances.

Oscar 7.5- Did very well in first half.

Hazard 7.5- A much improved showing, looked energetic and dangerous.

Costa 7- Was involved in the red card controversy but was sporadic. .

 

Substitutes:

Mikel N/A- Came on in stoppage time, barely touched the ball.

Ramires 7- Came on for Hazard when the Belgian was tiring and provided fresh pace.

Remy 7- Came on for Costa and set up the second goal.

 

Manager:

Jose Mourinho 8- Made a bave decision to not start Terry and it paid off as Chelsea prevented Arsenal from using their pace going forward. Got the better of Arsene Wenge again.

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Jose Mourinho claims Arsene Wenger should not complain that Arsenal were reduced to nine men in a  2-0 defeat against Chelsea.

Mourinho referred to the situation where Diego Costa provoked Arsenal’s Gabriel. As a result the centre back was sent off by referee Dean.

The Portuguese coach said:

“Where is the controversy? For me, no controversy. The game is about many different aspects, technical, tactical, emotional, physical. Normally the best team wins – we were the best team.”

“We were dominant, we were controlled. Obviously let’s not be hypocritical and deny but playing with one man more is easier. ”

“I think I played against Arsenal 15/16 times and only once they didn’t moan. Maybe it was because they won that game. All the other matches, they have reasons for that. ”

“I played my first derby in September 2000 – to win a derby, emotional control. I’ve played derbies in Spain, Portugal, England, Italy and I always say the same words. You always need emotional control.”

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