The Blues maintained their lead of the Premier League after a Boxing Day victory over West Ham United.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has declared his love for his Chelsea players after they continue their Premier League form with a 2-0 victory over West Ham United at Stamford Bridge today, with the Portuguese also taking a shot at some of his recent squads according to comments attributed to Marca.
The Blues were not at their best as they defeated Sam Allardyce’s previously fourth placed Hammers at Stamford Bridge, but a fine goal from Diego Costa in the second half was one of the highlights of the Premier League’s Boxing Day action, whilst the organisation and sheer desire that has propelled Chelsea along this season was very much in evidence.
Mourinho’s comments were certainly an affirmation of the tight bond that is evident between the Chelsea manager and his squad, as well as between the players themselves, this season – but is perhaps also a veiled dig at the less United squad that he inherited at Chelse and also during an unhappy time managing Real Madrid:
“The results are good, the performances are quality, the players are happy, I’m happy as a coach because my team is playing well, I’m happy as a guy because I love my players. That’s something I missed for a while and with this group I have that.”
If Chelsea pick up another three points on Sunday it will ensure that the Blues enter 2014 as the Premier League leaders, having been on top almost from day one, as Mourinho’s side remain favourites ahead of the continually improving Manchester City.