Mourinho hails ‘phenomenal’ Chelsea as they take step closer to Premier League glory

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho was left to praise his ‘phenomenal’ side as a 3-1 victory over Leicester left them just one win away from Premier League glory.The Blues were forced to overcome a first half setback against the dogged Foxes; the league leaders falling behind for the first time since New Year’s Day when Marc Albrighton opened the scoring on the stroke of half time.But Mourinho’s men were back level within three minutes of the restart through Didier Drogba, before two goals in the final 12 minutes from John Terry and Ramires made sure of the points.It means victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday, live and exclusive on talkSPORT, will finally wrap up the top flight title, having extended their lead at the top to 13 points.“It is phenomenal what my team are doing,” Mourinho told Sky Sports following the clash.“Being top of the league since day one is not easy; I think we are what every team would like to be.“It was a difficult victory, but deserved for us.“The first half was 50/50, maybe Leicester were better than us, more aggressive, more intense, but in the second half the reaction was wonderful and we had control over everything. It was amazing, fantastic.”However, Mourinho has pleaded for fans to not travel to Stamford Bridge in a celebratory mood on Sunday, with the Portuguese boss instead expecting supporters to get behind their team one last time against a confident Crystal Palace.“We can seal the title on Sunday, but we need to win and I hope Stamford Bridge will not be celebrating,” the Blues manager added.“The fans must go to the game and be ready to push the team, not to celebrate, because we need them on Sunday. It’s a big day and a big match; we need Stamford Bridge to push us.“Crystal Palace won’t come on holiday, they have nothing to lose, they can hurt us and they will try to win the game. If we can have 40,000 fans behind us, really behind us, it would be fantastic.” 1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho last_img read more