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Jose Mourinho on the draw, Eden Hazard's "best game" of the season and team selection


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was full of praise for his team and attacking midfielder Eden Hazard after the goalless draw at White Hart Lane.

The Blues kept their disappointing position in the Premier League table but showed signs of improvement as they can look forward to upcoming fixtures with optimism.

"It was Eden's best game of the season," Mourinho said.

"He had a great volley with his weaker foot for the save of the match. His game was more complete, with the ball and without the ball, attacking people and attacking space.

"When we had to play some long balls, he was jumping and trying in the air against their two Belgian boys who are two metres tall. He did fantastically well for the team so even though not scoring, his appetite to be important in the game and enjoy the game was back today.

"If our team deserve credit for a clean sheet and I think we do, Tottenham deserve even more credit for keeping one because we were the more dangerous team, we had the best chances, and Lloris was the goalkeeper with the more work and the save of the game.

"Defensively Tottenham are good, it is difficult to play against them. They are aggressive and press and attack the opponent immediately when the opponent has the ball, many times from behind, but with the ball we were quite comfortable and were waiting for the chance on the break which we did well. If we scored one goal we would have won.

"The next game is against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge and I have to focus on them now.

"I have to study them but the message, not to Diego Costa but to every one of my players, is when we play as a team and defend as a team the team is much better. Playing the way we played, I would not be surprised if we don't lose one of the next 10 games. The team was a team."

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