Mourinho praises Chelsea’s killer instinct in record-breaking Maribor win @ Stamford Bridge

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José Mourinho was pleased with his side’s clinical 6-0 thrashing of Maribor in the Champions League.

First half goals from Loïc Remy, Didier Drogba and John Terry put Chelsea in control.

A second half double from Eden Hazard and a Maribor own goal secured Chelsea’s record European win.

Chelsea are now within touching distance of the knock out stages with 7 points, and Mourinho praised his side’s ruthless display.

Speaking to ITV he said: “We played seriously, we faced the game in the right way and even at half time at 3-0 the boys kept playing at a good speed.

“We got the 3 points and gave the fans a performance they liked.”

Remy opened the scoring on 13 minutes with his first European goal for Chelsea, injuring himself in the process.

He made way for Drgoba and the Ivorian converted a penalty 9 minutes later.

It was Drogba’s first goal since rejoining Chelsea and mirrored his match-winning penalty in the 2012 Champions League Final.

He said: “We have a lot more quality than the previous teams I have played with, there is a lot more room for improvement. The winning spirit is coming.”

Terry added a third after 30 minutes. The former England man ran the length of the pitch to find himself on the end of a sweeping counter attack.

Maribor’s Mitja Viler turned into his own net shortly after half time before Agim Ibraimi saw his 63rd minute penalty hit the woodwork to compound the visitors woes.

The ever-impressive Hazard then scored from the spot to make it 5-0. The Belgian completed the rout in the 90th minute after instantly controlling a high ball, twisting inside the box and firing accurately into the right corner.

Remy is likely to miss the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday and Mourinho expects Drogba to Feature.

He said: “I was not expecting Didier to play for 75 minutes but he had to come on.

Now he has to improve his condition, we know the player he is and we know he can still give us a lot.”

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