After a tight first half at the KC Stadium, Belgium international Eden Hazard made the breakthrough in the 56th minute with a mazy run and low finish past Allan McGregor.
I feel the team is improving, step by step
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres secured three points on his 200th Premier League appearance in the 87th minute, hoisting the Blues above Arsenal and into first place.
And Blues manager Mourinho believes his older players are looking stable, whilst expressing his delight at the progress of his young stars.
“It’s better to be than not to be,” Mourinho told BT Sport.
“Probably after tomorrow, we are not anymore. The most important thing is the team grows up and copes with that responsibility.
“I feel the team is improving, step by step. The players are improving. The older players are stable and the younger players are improving. The team has a style of play related to
the characteristics of the players.
“Finally we have a series of victories and three away from home in the Premier League and FA Cup.”
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