Chelsea beat the best team in the Premier League, says Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes that his side ‘beat the best team in the Premier League’ when they overcame Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, ESPN is reporting.

Fernando Torres capitalised on a defensive mix-up in the dying minutes to dramatically give Chelsea all three points, after goals from the hosts’ Andre Schurrle, and Man City’s Sergio Aguero had the game seemingly heading for a draw. For the visitors, it was a third Premier League defeat of the season, but Mourinho says Manuel Pellegrini’s team is the best in the Premier League.

After the game, he said: “The first half was our half. We were better, much better. “It is difficult to be much better than a fantastic team. We should have scored more goals. The second half, they start very strong. They score a great goal and after that the game was open. It was for both sides. In that period you have the little bit of luck you need to win these matches.

“We had this lucky situation, although you could say a belief situation because Fernando had the belief [to chase a lost cause]. We won a game that is very important for us. I think we beat the best team in the Premier League.”

Before the start of the season, Chelsea and Man City were the two sides tipped as the favourites to win the Premier League title, and Sunday’s result took the Blues to second in the table, with man City down in seventh.

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