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Chelsea back to winning ways as Jose Mourinho's changes work

by P.V17 September 2015 Last updated at 09:53 AM

VTV.vn - Three points on Chelsea's 4-0 win vs. Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the UEFA Champions League. Only Chelsea from Premier League wining in this round.

The worst run of Jose Mourinho's career has ended, even if Maccabi Tel Aviv did not exactly present Chelsea with the best opposition.

That is the caveat to this incomplete 4-0 home win, but then this match was really all about restoring some confidence rather than completely restoring old levels of performance. The latter might start to return once minds are calmed after Chelsea claimed just four points from their first five league games.

In the 15th minute, Willian claimed a somewhat fortuitous opener 10 minutes later as his crossed free kick sailed straight past goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic, before Oscar slotted home a 45th-minute penalty to make it 2-0.

After the break, one of last season's most productive partnerships was then reheated, as substitute Costa -- on after Willian picked up an injury -- powered in Cesc Fabregas' cross to make it 3-0, before Fabregas himself tapped in the fourth.

After the match, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho joked that he had forgotten what winning felt like after watching the Blues cruise to a 4-0 Champions League win over Maccabi Tel Aviv at Stamford Bridge.

"I forgot the feeling, for so long we don't win a game, so good, it's a good feeling," Mourinho told reporters.

"The penalty we missed, I think, was a big test for us because when everything goes against you, red cards, penalties, decision, luck, injuries, and you start a game you have to win and after five minutes you miss a penalty I think it's a great test of the team's character.

"I think it was good we had an extra negative so I'm happy with the performance and the result." - Quoted by Goal.

Chelsea now turn their attentions to Arsenal  who they welcome to Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Mourinho feels victory was vital ahead of taking on the Gunners./.

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