Mourinho pleased with Chelsea midfield options

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is delighted with his midfield options.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is delighted with his midfield options.

Brazilian star Willian is now the player lining up with Oscar and Eden Hazard, while Mourinho also calls on Mohamed Salah and German winger Andre Schurrle from the bench.

"Every player has to work for the team, both with and without the ball. All of our players contribute defensively and for the attacking midfielders there is a big responsibility to press the opposition when they have possession in their own half," he told Chelsea magazine.

"It is extremely important to try to win the ball as high up the pitch as possible because, when you do this, your opponent is usually less prepared for the counter-attack.

"Usually, when you win the ball back close to their goal, the opposition defenders are not positioned to deal with a quick attack, so you have a good chance to find space, to exploit it and, hopefully, to score."

 
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