Chelsea boss hails perfect team after 2-0 victory over Stoke

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho praised his team after Monday night’s 2-0 win over Stoke City at the Britannia, sending them three points clear at the top of the table.

John Terry headed the Blues into an early 2nd minute lead before Cesc Fabregas sealed the victory in the 77th minute.

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“All of them were amazing,” he told Sky Sports.

“Every one of them did their job perfectly. We made some changes to the normal way of playing, to adapt to playing in such a difficult stadium.

“It was a fantastic performance. It was one of those matches where the victory means more than just the three points. You can feel the right spirit, the right atmosphere and what the players are ready to do; to try and win the championship. I’m very pleased, as we won in one of the most difficult places to win.”

Chelsea have won the league title the last three occasions they were on top at Christmas, but the Portuguese boss would rather focus on the crunch Christmas fixtures rather than thinking about the past.

“What we did in the past isn’t important,” he said.

“This season, we have been top of the league since day one and we are there because we are playing really well. We have been the best team, that’s why we are top of the league. Our Christmas fixtures are more difficult than any other one.

“Three away matches at Stoke, Southampton and Tottenham, and one at home to West Ham, who are doing amazingly well.”