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Jose Mourinho on the win, a scandalously good goal and Costa's fitness


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Cesc Fabregas' goal was "scandalously good" as the Blues battled their way past Crystal Palace on Saturday.

An early 25-yard Oscar free-kick gave the Blues the lead with Fabregas adding a second in the 51st minute before Fraizer Campbell pulled one back for the hosts.

And according to Mourinho the performance of his side can be archived as a fantastic one as they keep their unbeaten run intact.

"My team had a fantastic performance," he said.

"From minute one we did what we wanted to do, have the ball, use the ball and control the game.

"After that comes the red cards. And 10 against 10 with the qualities we have was even easier for us.

"The second goal was a scandal. It is unbelievably good!

"Against Burnley we scored a goal [Andre Schurrle] which I thought would be our goal of the season but this is just as good.

"Against Palace it is never finished until the last seconds. They scored and the situation becomes dangerous for us.

"I have no complaints for the red card.

"It was very far from me and my focus was not on if it was a red, it was on how to reorganise my team."

Asked if Diego Costa will be fit to face NK Maribor in mid-week, Mourinho said: "The only thing I can say is after Arsenal he went to national team, he played two big matches against Slovakia and Luxembourg and become in condition where he's not able to play for this club.

"For what [shall I speak to the Spanish medical team?] To spend money on the call?

"I think he'll be in great condition in mid-November to be back for the national team. That's for sure. Our medical department will take good care of him and he'll be in perfect condition.

"He will play for me when he's got free time from the national team."

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