The torrent of goals supplied by Chelsea striker Diego Coast showed no sign of slowing today as the Spaniard helped his side to a comforatable 5-0 win over Swansea today. Costa netted twice as he took his total to 17 goals in 19 league games so far this season.
The win takes Chelsea five points clear at the top of the Premiership, ahead of Manchester City who play Arsenal tomorrow. Manager Jose Mourinho described the result as ‘perfect’ and praised the way his team controlled the game.
‘It was the perfect performance,’ stated Mourhinho. ‘Everything went our way. To score in the first minute makes it a different game for them.’
‘At 4-0, it was not over but we controlled the game in the second half. The team played very well, we were solid defensively. Oscar and Diego did not play any better than John Terry or Ivanovic or the others.’
‘Swansea were aggressive and had ambition. The second goal signified the way we like to play. The team is playing with high quality, not for the first time this season but ever since the first game. We have a clear identity of how to play. We have been going in a certain direction.’
The quadruple is still a possiblility for the Blues and Mourinho stated the importance of his side bringing silverware back to the Bridge this season.
‘You must win titles,’ said Mourinho. ‘You have no history without titles just playing well will mean nothing. I am the first one to want them to play well, but we need to win titles. If not, then in 20 years’ time, no one will remember this team. They are young and we will try to make history with them they have lots of years in them.’
Speaking to Chelseafc.com prior to today’s game, Costa stated his ambition to win the Premiership in his first season at Chelsea. ‘Fifteen goals is a good mark and I hope to improve it, but more important than my goals is the team is winning,’ stated Costa.
‘Of course it is nice to be the topscorer but when I came here my aim was to win the league. The most important thing is the club going well, like we did in the other leagues I played in, and it would be nice at the end of the season to see the team doing well as well as the individual.’