Defensive lapses annoy boss Mourinho

Jose Mourinho hailed Chelsea’s attacking play after their incredible 6-3 win against Everton but was far from impressed with their defending.

The Blues boss revealed he had worked on defending set-pieces ahead of the game at Goodison Park before seeing his team struggle at the back.

“We made defensive mistakes. My team made lots of them,” Mourinho said.

“It is difficult to believe that on Wednesday afternoon we trained for one-and-a-half hours and we did only two things: defending corners and defending free-kicks.

“So imagine how [un]happy I am with the result of our work. I would have been better off to give them free time and stay at home with my wife and kids.

“To concede the goals we did was ridiculous, but the quality of our football was fantastic.

“Every time we had the ball we were aggressive, dangerous – we were very, very good with the ball.”

Costa has impressed since his move to Chelsea
Costa has impressed since his move to Chelsea

Mourinho was full of praise for summer signing Diego Costa, whose two goals took his Premier League tally to four in three matches.

“It was a fantastic performance in every aspect,” he said.

“I think Diego is maybe the best player in the Premier League in the first three matches.”

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