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Monday 26 September 2016

Chelsea have one hand on the title

Blues hit back to see off gutsy Leicester challenge

(Left to right) Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas and Didier Drogba celebrate after the Barclays Premier League match at The King Power Stadium, Leicester
(Left to right) Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta, Cesc Fabregas and Didier Drogba celebrate after the Barclays Premier League match at The King Power Stadium, Leicester

JOSE Mourinho gave Chelsea a half-time rocket at the King Power Stadium last night and turned a losing position against Leicester into a win which tees up the chance to win the Premier League title on Sunday.

"It's phenomenal what they are doing. Top of the league since day one is not easy. We showed lots of confidence to be losing at half-time and to come back the way my boys did was fantastic," said Mourinho. "We are what every team would like to be."

"It was a stylish second half but it was also stylish to defend against a team like that.

"We made a slight mistake and we conceded a goal but in the second half we saw not just the character but the quality of this team."

Goal hero John Terry admitted that Mourinho cut loose at the break following a poor first-half performance which included a late concession of a Marc Albrighton goal.

"We're almost there. They kept fighting, they have a chance to stay up. We got a bit of a telling off at half-time. It stays between us but it was lacklustre at the start," said Terry.

Veteran Diddier Drogba equalised and Terry gave Chelsea the lead before Ramires wrapped it up and the Chelsea skipper was quick to pay tribute to his boss.

"We have to give respect to the manager. What he has done with the side in two years is amazing. We've been very good all year," he said.

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