Date: 19th August 2014 at 11:08am
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Jose Mourinho would have enjoyed the trip back to London from Lancashire last night.

After seeing his side come back from a goal down to triumph 3-1, thereby taking the three points on offer, Nourinho would have been particularly pleased with the contributions of his two big-money summer buys, Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.

Discussing Costa and, as you`d expect, the incident whereby Chelsea were denied a blatant penalty with Costa picking up a yellow card fro simulation, Mourinho remarked to the media,

“Clearly it is a penalty and more importantly than that it is not a simulation, so the card should taken away.”

“I was very happy with how Costa played. Last season he had a fantastic season and in the Spanish League he got five or six yellow cards all year.”

“We all explained to him what people like and do not like in the Premier League and he presents himself with a fantastic attitude, clean and polite.”

“He has a clear penalty – and yet no penalty and a yellow card.”


It`s hard to argue with that and when the referee, Michael Oliver, watches a replay of the incident he will see that he got his call completely wrong.

Continuing, Mourinho switched his intentions to Fabregas, further adding,

“Fabregas was our first choice for that position and he is giving us exactly what we need – quick thinking in midfield.”

“He brings people in the same direction and I am really happy with him.”


Indeed he did and both players can be well pleased with their contributions.