Chelsea got a point on the road to Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday in the Champions League after a 0-0 draw.
Manager Jose Mourinho was content with the performance of his team, saying it was a solid effort by the Blues on the road against a good defensive Dynamo side.
“The team made a good, solid performance,” Mourinho told chelseafc.com after the final whistle.
“The performance was solid, and that only happens when the team is okay. We had control of the game for 70, 75 minutes, We had control, initiative, chances, we had the post, we had the penalty, we had everything but we didn’t score.
“Dynamo had a strong performance, especially defensively. In the last 15 mins they felt a goal was possible, so then it was quite difficult mentally because we knew we wanted to win but we didn’t want to lose. The game in the second half is a little bit of a trap.
“The result in the end is acceptable, in spite of us having more chances and a clear penalty once more.”
Cesc Fabregas was brought down inside the penalty area, but referee Damir Skomina elected not to blow his whistle. Chelsea hit the woodwork twice in the game as Eden Hazard hit the post in the 9th minute and Willian hitting the bar in the 47th minute.
“Against Porto it was a clear handball in the last minute, today was not last minute but I don’t know why the referee decided not to give it,” Mourinho said. “The referee was very good, I’m serious. He made one mistake.”
Chelsea sits in third place in Group G with four points, one point behind Kiev and three points behind leaders FC Porto.