Chelsea boss praises rotated squad following Champions League victory

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he is happy with the 4-0 Champions League victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv, according to reports from the Express.

The Blues finally got back to winning ways after struggling to replicate last season’s performance in the Premier League, losing three out of their first five games.

Eden Hazard failed to convert a penalty in the opening minutes of the match, but the current English champions continued to press forward and were eventually rewarded with goals from Willian, Oscar, Diego Costa, and Cesc Fabregas.

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Manager Jose Mourinho praised his team’s performance despite making up to six changes to his starting lineup and admitted that he is happy to get back to winning ways.

“I forgot the feeling, it was so long. It’s a good feeling,” he said.

“The penalty was a big test for us because when everything goes against you – the red cards this season, some decisions, injuries – and after five minutes you miss a penalty, I think it is a great test. The reaction was good. I am happy with the performance and with the result.”

The match saw summer signing Abdul Rahman Baba given his first start for the club, with youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek also featuring from the kickoff.

Mourinho will now need to prepare his squad for a tough test on Saturday when they face title rivals Arsenal in the domestic league.




 


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