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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Arsenal 0-2 Chelsea: The Blues’ bench-boys turn on the style at the Emirates

BBC Sport

When Jose Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea’s fixture pileup on Monday, with his side making the short but sharp trip to Arsenal just days after hosting Man City at the Bridge, few would have taken his words at face value.

“If they want a big game, we cannot give the big game. If they want the players that were playing [on Sunday], we cannot give them that,” Mourinho told reporters,

The trademarked mind-games incorporated by the feisty Portuguese have become something of an acquired novelty for fans and pundits in the EPL, and his latest outburst did little other than set the stage for his second-string to come out and provide the spectacle that their manager cryptically doubted.