Football: We should have killed the game at Stoke, says Mourinho
(REUTERS) - Jose Mourinho's face was a picture of frustration on Saturday after his inconsistent Chelsea team suffered their first league defeat by Stoke City for 38 years with a 3-2 reverse.
"We played amazingly well at the beginning of the game. It was like Sunderland," a glum-looking Mourinho told reporters, referring to Wednesday's thrilling 4-3 league victory.
"After half an hour we should have been winning 3-0 or 4-0 and we weren't. Normally you kill the game but we didn't."
Germany forward Andre Schuerrle had given the Londoners the lead with a low, angled left-foot drive from the edge of the penalty area in the 10th minute.