English Premiership

What they said: Chelsea v Swansea City

2014-09-15 10:21
Diego Costa (AP)
Cape Town - Jose Mourinho was happy with his side after a dynamic display put an end to Swansea City's perfect start to the season.

Diego Costa scored a hat-trick to leave Chelsea top of the Premier League and the only team in the English top-flight with a perfect record as they came back from a goal down to beat Swansea 4-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea v Swansea City

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was pleased with the performance of his title-contending side before shifting his focus on new star striker Diego Costa according to the club's website.

"Overall we deserved the victory because we were much better in the second half and we could play the football we want to play, and we could give to the stadium what the stadium was waiting for: a win, and if possible, a win in a beautiful way." said "the Special One".

Mourinho then turned his attention to Costa: "If the team plays well he has to score goals."

"Seven goals in four Premier League matches are maybe too much – we cannot expect him to have 14 goals after eight matches. It surprises me because it’s not normal – you cannot repeat it in a cyclical way."

"He’s comfortable in the team. I think now everybody knows Chelsea did the right thing in waiting for him and not going to the market in the last summer of 2013 or in January this year, just to buy a striker.

"If he keeps scoring a few goals, a few goals gives points and points help the team to be in the top part of the table."

Swans defender Angel Rangel admitted his team were sloppy during their loss at the hands of Chelsea and were particularly poor in allowing their hosts to score before half time.

“We were great for the first 25 minutes. We were very bright and started on the front foot,” said the Spanish right-back on the club's website.
“We created many chances, and that is the way we intend to start games."

“We were very good in possession and comfortable in the first half but in the second half we were far too sloppy. That’s what created problems for us in what was a very bad second half. 

“We played against one of the top teams in Britain or Europe, but the world. To maintain this level for 90 minutes is difficult." said the Swans player.

“The goal before half-time killed our momentum while in the second half we were sloppy and they took their chances. It was like a slap in the face. 

“It was disappointing to lose, but we will take it as a learning curve. We know if we are to improve we have to maintain the level of performance for 90 minutes."


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