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We were fantastic, says Jose

Manchester: Jose Mourinho proved why he is one of the most revered coaches in the world as he masterminded a 1-0 win that ended Manchester City’s 100 per cent home Premier League record this season.

Chelsea have now picked up 10 points from a possible 12 against the other top four teams this term as they joined the hosts on 53 points, two behind leaders Arsenal.

“We played fantastic. Against a fantastic club, to play the way we did I think is amazing for the boys,” Mourinho said, as his team had also hit the woodwork three times.

“In the process of building the team, to prepare the team to be favourites, to be one of the favourites next season, I think it is an important step.”

Mourinho had said Chelsea would not be “parking the bus” and while they certainly snuffed out City’s array of attacking talent, his side also looked dangerous every time they broke and should have added to Branislav Ivanovic’s first-half strike.

“They had a couple of chances, but we had better chances to kill the game,” Mourinho added. (REUTERS)