‘How many chances did they have?’ Mourinho believes Chelsea were lucky to win

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Chelsea defeated Tottenham 1-0 on their own turf, as a Jorginho penalty in the 24th minute was enough to seal a Chelsea victory.

Chelsea totally dominated proceedings in the first half, and Thomas Tuchel would have wished his side settled the game in the first period.

Tottenham came out stronger in the second half, but couldn’t hurt Chelsea as the Blues held out for all three points.

Speaking after the game, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho didn’t see much in Chelsea’s dominance, as he insisted that Chelsea struggled to create chances.

“It was a bit of a struggle but how many chances did they have?” Jose Mourinho said on BT Sport after the game.

“We didn’t have the ball, correct, we didn’t create in the first half, correct. But the struggle was the penalty. In the end, a penalty decides the game. In the end, they score a penalty which is not a penalty that you say is a dangerous situation, one on one, almost scoring. It’s a penalty that is difficult to accept and to lose the game like this is a bit painful.

“But in the second half we were different and Lucas [Moura] and [Erik] Lamela helped to change the dynamic. The feeling I have is that we kept together until the end. To finish with a positive spirit helps.

“Vinicius is a player with an incredible spirit but his understanding of how to press is something he’s still not comfortable with. Then in the second half, it was much more difficult for them, we pressed them much better and higher and in the second half I believe we deserved a little bit more.”

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