Jose Mourinho lauded Diego Costa’s ‘huge’ impact as his Chelsea side dismantled a poor Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge yesterday.
Costa nodded in another customary goal as his sizzling start to the season continued. The Spanish international showed why he is fast becoming the most feared striker in England.
An incisive dribble and shot was followed up by Willian, who notched his first of the season from close range. Oscar opened the scoring after good work from Willian inside the area.
While Chelsea struggled to put the game out of reach there was little attacking threat from Villa.
Jose Mourinho showed his pleasure at the way Chelsea closed the game out from 1-0. There was also a chance to add to the insult of defeat for Aston Villa.
“The team played very well, played so solid and even when the result was 1-0, which is a result which keeps everything open, the team was so solid and controlled the game so well that it was never in doubt, our victory.”
“The game was over because they didn’t have a reaction and we were happy with the three points and we were happy to keep possession of the ball.”
The Portuguese manager faced questions over the fitness of their star striker.
Looking forward to the Champions League match against Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, Mourinho said:“No, the gamble is to play him for a second consecutive match without the minimum of a week to recover from his situation. Their accumulation is the problem.”
“I think it’s also a consequence of the way the team is playing,” he said: “ when the team has the ball, the team plays for the strikers it’s easier to play, but obviously his impact was huge.”
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