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Jose Mourinho on the win, Oscar's display and upcoming fixtures


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was delighted after his side eased past Aston Villa by three goals to nil.

Oscar, Diego Costa and Willian were all on target for the Blues with the Portuguese clearly happy with the overall performance of his players.

"I'm happy. In the first half we had a couple of important chances to score again but everything was under control," Mourinho told reporters after the easy win.

"The team were very solid and kept control of the game all the time. Even when it was 1-0, I don't remember feeling fear, scared or uncomfortable.

"The second and third goals obviously killed the game but overall it was a very good performance.

"In the Premier League we have to get points every game. At home, if it's possible you don't want to lose many points during the season because that's an important factor in the table.

"We are fine; we've played six matches, we won all three at home playing well and scoring goals, we are happy with what we're doing.

"We go match after match, the next one in the Premier League is Arsenal, we have a lead of three points over Southampton which gives us the guarantee that next weekend we will still be top of the league.

"Is this very important? It's not crucial, because it's still early, but it's a gap which gives you a good feeling, it's good to be top of the league.

"Everybody knows everybody is going to lose points; I don't think anybody is convinced Chelsea are going to continue this run for 10, 15 or 20 matches, always getting positive results.

"In the Premier League it's always possible, in every game, for a top team to lose points."

Chelsea were again impressive in the offensive department and the manager was particularly pleased with how the midfield players linked with each other.

"He [Oscar] played well against Bolton, today I played him again because I think he needs the confidence that comes with matches," said Mourinho.

"His performance was good; he was in important areas of our game, the connection between him, Matic and Fabregas was good, the connection between him and the attacking players was good."

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