Swansea City 0-5 Chelsea
Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea’s demolition of Swansea as the perfect game as they stretched their lead at the top of Premier League.
The Blues destroyed Swansea in the first half, finding themselves 4-0 up by half time thanks to two goals each from Diego Costa and Oscar.
Substitute Andre Schurrle completed the comfortable victory that put Chelsea five points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table, with City playing Arsenal tomorrow.
“It was the perfect game, everything went in our direction,” said Mourinho.
“To score in the first minute immediately gives a different game. To be 4-0 up at half-time is not game over, especially in the Premier League, but it’s a good situation to control it and we did that in the second half.
“The team was solid defensively and in attack obviously they took chances and were aggressive in the way they thought.”
Oscar gave Chelsea the perfect lead when he latched on to a Gylfi Sigurdsson mistake to slot home the opener from the edge of the box after just 50 seconds.
Cesc Fabregas was pulling the strings in midfield and picked up another assist for the season as he provided an excellent ball for Costa to convert.
Costa got his second and Chelsea’s third after half an hour thanks to Federico Fernandez’s dreadful back pass and Oscar scored the fourth a minute later as Swansea crumbled.
After that, Chelsea took their foot off the gas but did add a fifth when Schurrle tapped home Branislav Ivanovic’s pass.
But Mourinho was adamant after that performances like this will not mean anything unless there is a trophy at the end of the season.
“There is no history without titles,” he added.
“If we play fantastically well, but we don’t win cups I think in 20 years’ time nobody will remember this team.
“Obviously everybody wants the team to play very well – I am the first one – but we have to win competitions.”