Chelsea head coacvh Jose Mourinho says his side’s 2-0 victory over struggling Aston Villa is a compensation for the Blues’ lack of confidence and self-esteem.
Diego Costa returned from suspension to play a key role as Chelsea earned a much-needed win over a Villa side that has struggled under Tim Sheerwood..
Chelsea who were 16th in the table at the start of the day, were not at their best – but Mourinho believes his troops are together and ready to fight their way backto normal level.
“We are not the best team in the country, but we are a team with a very good manager and very good players trying to reach a normal level,” said Chelsea boss Mourinho.
“This was a performance to compensate for a lack of confidence and self-esteem. When confidence is not high you lose quality. Tactically we were very disciplined today, especially defensively.
“This was a great team performance with some fantastic individual performances. My players showed their desire, that they are together and that they were ready to fight for a crucial result.” Mourinho is quoted as saying on BBC Sports.