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Mourinho: Nobody will remember this team, this 'perfect' game if we don't win trophies

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Everything went Chelsea's way on Saturday.

Swansea played horribly, Chelsea played wonderfully.  Swansea made mistakes, Chelsea took advantage of these mistakes.  Chelsea forced Swansea into further mistakes, and Chelsea took further advantage of these further mistakes.  There were thunderous goals, well-placed goals, well-worked goals, individual effort goals, you name it.  Slick short passing one moment, direct and incisive passing the next, slower, more controlled possession when we decided to take a break.  There was solidity in the back, Petr Cech kept yet another clean sheet, and the defensive line continued to restore some of the confidence that drained away against Spurs and in the first half against Newcastle United.  All in all, it was a perfect game from our standpoint.

"It was the perfect game. Everything went in our direction."


"The team was solid defensively and in attack obviously they took chances and were aggressive in the way they thought. They had ambition."

It could be easy to get carried away by the crooked number up on the scoreboard, but Jose's quick to point out that without a tangible end result at the end of the season, all of our good play, all of our goals and assists will be quickly forgotten.

"The team is playing with high quality and with a clear identity of playing. Sometimes teams are good and play well but without a clear identity. This team all season have been trying to go in a certain direction where we have a certain kind of way to play football."

"There is no history without titles. If we play fantastically well but we don't win cups I think in 20 years' time nobody will remember this team. Obviously everybody wants the team to play very well - I am the first one - but we have to win competitions."

"This team is a young team with lots of years in front of them. We are trying this season and we are going to try until our limits to make some history by winning something."

So say we all.  History is made by the winners.  Let's make some history.

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