Mourinho happy with form of Chelsea strikers

With Samuel Eto'o and Fernando Torres both scoring in their last outings, the Blues boss claims he is pleased with the performances of all of his forwards so far this season.
Jose Mourinho has praised the efforts of Chelsea forwards Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto'o after they both scored for the Blues in their most recent appearances for the club.

Chelsea is unbeaten in its past seven matches in all competitions, with Eto'o and Torres each finding the net in victories over Cardiff City and Schalke respectively.

And, despite the fact that the two players and Demba Ba have just one Premier League goal among them all season, Mourinho was quick to praise the forwards for their recent showings.

"I'm happy with all the strikers," Mourinho told reporters. "They were not scoring goals but they were working really hard and doing a good job for the team. There are different ways of contributing. Sometimes scoring goals, which is the most important thing of course. Last week was a positive week for Samuel and Fernando because they scored goals."

The Portuguese was fined 8,000 pounds by the Football Association on Thursday for complaining to the fourth official about time-wasting during the 4-1 win against Cardiff. Mourinho was sent to the stands for his vehement protests and, although the 50-year-old still disagrees with his dismissal, he has no issue with the punishment.

"The referee wrote the truth. He was correct and honest," he added. "I am still convinced I shouldn't be sent off - but that's OK."