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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 October, 2004, 17:31 GMT 18:31 UK
Mourinho rejects Chelsea critics

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho dismissed criticism that the club lacked a scoring edge after their 4-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Eidur Gudjohnsen scored a hat-trick as Chelsea took their Premiership tally this season from eight goals to 12.

And Mourinho said: "We play attacking football. We always have three men up, midfield breaking forward and our full-backs are always attacking.

"We attack and create chances and, of course, the goals have now come."

Mourinho also singled out Arjen Robben after making his first appearance for Chelsea since breaking his foot in pre-season.

The Dutch international showed glimpses of promise in his 20-minute display.

"Robben is back and he's a super player," said Mourinho. "The way he played was not a surprise for me but probably surprise Chelsea fans.

"Despite being out for three months, he showed what he can do for the club. He's a very exciting player.

Robben said he was delighted to finally make his first Chelsea start.

He said: "It's been frustrating because you always want to play, especially at a new club.

"I'm happy to be back and to be injury free. I've been looking forward to this moment for a long, long time."

Interview: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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