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Chelsea Grab Narrow Victory Over Norwich

Reigning champions Chelsea got a 1-0 win over newcomers Norwich City on Saturday at Stamford Bridge after a goal by Diego Costa.

Costa scored the winner in the 64th minute as Chelsea grabbed their first win in four league games.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was pleased with the win, but thought that his side deserved to win by a wider margin.

“We didn’t deserve the heartbeat of the last four minutes,” Mourinho told chelseafc.com after the win. “We deserved to be enjoying the last four minutes with a 2-0, 3-0 or 4-0 result, but we couldn’t. Once more the relation between how we played and the number of goals we scored wasn’t good. We should have scored three, four or five but we didn’t. We could cope with the pressure in the last five minutes because it was there, I felt it and the players felt it. We coped well with that and we got a result that we obviously needed very much.

“It’s a bit of a relief. I’m not nervous on the bench but you get a bit disappointed with the way things go. After the goal Zouma hit the bar, if he didn’t touch the ball it’s a goal. Then in the last four minutes you are there and you think that maybe we’d score in our own goal. So, yes, there is a bit of relief but fundamentally I’m happy for the players because they are working well and they deserved it.”

The win brought Chelsea up to 15th place in the Premier League standings, as they now have 14 points in 13 games.

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