As a guy, I love my players – Jose Mourinho

Chelsea extend three points clear lead at the top of EPL

Chelsea cemented their lead at the top on boxing-day when they beat West Ham 2-0 with captain John Terry and Diego Costa getting the goals; a result which puts them three points clear ahead Manchester City who also beat West Brom 1-3 at the Hawthorns.

Speaking so excitedly to reporters after the game at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho said he liked his players the more for their spectacular performances, though he still does not want to accept Chelsea have a hand on the trophy already after a four year separation.

"Football is football.

"You never know. The only thing we can do to try and reduce the unpredictability of football is to do what we’re doing - playing very, very well. "The reality is, since the Burnley match, the team is playing sometimes better, sometimes not so good, but always good, solid performances."The results are good, the performances are quality, the players are happy, I’m happy as a coach because my team is playing well, I’m happy as a guy because I love my players."That’s something I missed for a while and with this group I have that."

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