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Mourinho: We're top because we deserve it

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What should we make of the first half of the 2014-15 campaign? Sure, December might have seen our lead atop the Premier League table slashed from six points to three as well as the end to our unbeaten run, but there's not much point focusing on the negatives when there are so many positives to be had. And Jose Mourinho is here to tell us all about how happy he is with the overall play and position:

We are top of the league at the end of the first round because we deserve it and because it is a consequence of what we did. Chelsea is playing very well since the beginning of the season. That's the only thing we work at, the only thing we concentrate on. And, in the second part of the season, we are going to try to do exactly the same thing.

Source: Sky Sports

It's worth, I think, putting the start of this season into context. Thanks to Manchester City's freak draw at Burnley, Chelsea are three points clear at the top of the table after 19 rounds, a happy margin any way you slice it. But, perhaps more importantly, they're on pace for a whopping 92 points this season. And while that's a little shy of the points record Mourinho's first team set ten years ago, it'd still be the best mark in a long while. Indeed, the last team to even crack the 90-point mark was Manchester United in the 2008-09 season.

Manchester City are on a title-winning pace. Chelsea are still ahead of them. It's been a remarkable ride so far, and if we can keep this up, we're in for a very good time in the second half of the season.

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