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Mourinho Hails 'Complete' Chelsea

Jose Mourinho hailed the 'complete' performance of his players as Chelsea sealed first-place in Group G with the 5-0 thrashing of Schalke in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. "At the moment this team is very mature and very confident," the Chelsea coach said. "To win 5-0 away in the Champions League is not normal. In Germany, it is even less normal but the performance was very important."

He added: “Every individual was complete. We are defending well because we are defending with 11 players. We are attacking well because we are very confident with ourselves and we also put lots of players in the attacking progress. We are a good team.”

The Portuguese went on to emphasize the importance of winning the group and qualifying for the Round of 16 with one game to spare: “We did it and we did it with one game left and it is very important – in a difficult month like December - to have one match against Sporting Lisbon where we don’t need the points to qualify or finish first.”

Tuesday’s victory at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen was only the second time the West London club has scored five goals away from home in the UCL.

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