Aston Villa 1-2 Chelsea: Mourinho hails 'important victory'

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says it is "hard to believe" the league position of Aston Villa given the quality of their squad, as he sees his side win 2-1 at Villa Park.

Goals from Eden Hazard and a half volley from the "magic left foot" of Branislav Ivanovic, either side of a Jores Okore finish, were enough to see the Blues clinch victory.

Mourinho's first-ever victory at Villa Park allowed his side to open up a seven-point lead over champions Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table, as City were held 1-1 at home to Hull.