Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Win - but Mourinho Still Left Exhausted

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Chelsea Win - but Mourinho Still Left Exhausted

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CHELSEA 1 SWANSEA CITY 0 JOSE Mourinho feels exhausted watching his Chelsea side struggle to finish off opponents, but for once was left lauding the heroics of Swansea's goalkeeper, rather than his forwards' failings in front of goal.

Eden Hazard's first-half goal gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Swansea in a match which saw goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel deny Samuel Eto'o either side of half-time as the Blues exhibited familiar failings upfront.

Mourinho also felt Chelsea should have had a penalty when Hazard was tackled by Jordi Amat in the box, but there were few on-field protests over the second-half incident.

The Portuguese said: "They kill me. Every game I'm tired in the end.

"At half-time we all should be relaxed with a comfortable result and we weren't and the first thing that happens in the second half was probably the biggest chance of the game.

After that we had a clear penalty, after that the keeper made another fantastic save from (Frank) Lampard's shot, because the ball was going in the corner and had a deflection. …

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