Mourinho: Tottenham never scared us

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho insisted his side never felt threatened by Tottenham during their comprehensive 4-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Spurs arguably had the better of a goalless first half but imploded after Younes Kaboul conceded a penalty and was subsequently sent off for fouling Samuel Eto’o in the box.

Mourinho admitted the visitors were in control before the incident but believed it was only a matter of time before Chelsea took their chances and won the game.

He said: “In the first half they had control but they didn’t scare us.

“We were prepared for a difficult opponent. We were not surprised that they could play the way they played, and passed and controlled the ball.

“When a team is in control and they don’t scare you then you are calm and in control of the situation.

“You wait for your best moment of the game and we know the best moment for us always comes, especially at Stamford Bridge.”

Mourinho swapped the below-par Frank Lampard for Oscar at half-time but needed a mistake from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen to gift Eto’o the opener.

“You can say the first goal was a mistake but we can also say the way Eto’o capitalised on the mistake was fantastic,” Mourinho declared.

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