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‘Perfect’ Chelsea delights Mourinho

Jose Mourinho said Chelsea had produced the “perfect” performance after a 5-0 win away to Swansea City on Saturday saw them extend their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Oscar and Diego Costa both scored twice in the first half at the Liberty Stadium to leave Chelsea 4-0 up before the break and substitute Andre Schurrle added a fifth goal 11 minutes from time.

Victory saw Chelsea move five points clear of Manchester City at the summit ahead of the champions’ match at home to Arsenal on Sunday.

“It was a perfect performance,” said Chelsea manager Mourinho, whose side made light of a potentially awkward encounter in south Wales. “The way everything went our way was just perfect.”

Chelsea may have scored five goals but their Portuguese boss praised the Blues’ defence, adding: “I thought the team played very well. JT (John Terry), (Branislav) Ivanovic, they all played well. They were solid defensively and the team showed real ambition.

Saturday results:

Aston Villa 0 Liverpool 2
Burnley 2 Crystal Palace 3
Leicester 0 Stoke 1
Newcastle 1 Southampton 2
QPR 0 Man United 2
Swansea 0 Chelsea 5
Tottenham 2 Sunderland 1