Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted his side did not look all that special in their 2-0 win over Hull City on Saturday thanks to a header from Eden Hazard and a well-timed goal from Diego Costa in a match that also saw Hull’s Tom Huddlestone sent off on the hour-mark.
“We played well enough,” Mourinho told talkSPORT following the match. “It wasn’t a special performance. It wasn’t one of these performances that everybody is over the moon about because it was unbelievable. It was not this kind of performance.
“It was a performance with flashes of happiness, flashes of creativity and of good football and it was good enough to win.
“Every player had a good participation. Again, I repeat, not phenomenal but good enough.”
The Blues boss kept his special praise for Spanish international Diego Costa who scored his first goal after a four-game drought.
He added: “I’m happy with Diego [Costa] too. Not because of the goal, the goal is not important, but the movement, the happiness in his legs, the dynamic he brought [to the team] and the way he was pressing.
“It looked for me that in this moment he is free of fear.”