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Tottenham's AVB impressed by Chelsea

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admits that his former club Chelsea are a very good side.

The Portuguese tactician saw his Spurs team lose 4-2 to the league leaders at White Hart Lane yesterday and was quick to heap praise on Roberto Di Matteo's outfit who possess the likes of Juan Mata, Eden Hazard, Oscar and Fernando Torres running riot up front.

"The game was won by the individual brilliance of Mata, Oscar and Eden Hazard," Villas-Boas told the Sunday Mirror.

"They can unlock doors and cause problems. They are extremely creative and extremely good. I signed Mata when I was at Chelsea and I am not surprised he is now playing so well for another manager.

"The trio up front behind the striker were amazing. They are on the top of their games and so are Chelsea at the moment.

"They are like Manchester City were at this stage last season.

"Manchester United caught City up, so you never know what will happen. But Chelsea have won at Arsenal and now won here at White Hart Lane. They are two big wins."

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