–Blues Boss delighted with win over stubborn hammers
Jose Mourinho was satisfied with Chelsea’s slender victory over “very difficult opponents” after the Blues edged past West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea captain John Terry broke the deadlock in the 31st minute as the former England centre-half scored his second Premier League goal in five days.
And Diego Costa bagged his 13th league strike of the campaign with 28 minutes remaining to move the Blues temporarily six points clear of second-placed Manchester City.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the 2-0 win, Mourinho was happy that Chelsea managed to navigate their way past a difficult opponent.
“We played a very good game against a very difficult opponent. When we scored we had the game always under control.
“In the last part of the game they had a fantastic action by Morgan Amalfitano, it was a little lucky for us but I am happy with the way we played against a very difficult defensive side.
“We coped very well with the direct football and dealt with a difficult player like Andy Carroll.”
Mourinho added: “The team is stable. The bench is good so when I bring players on they give me what the team needs at that time. I am really happy. We are doing very well.”