Jose Mourinho declared himself a happy man yesterday evening after watching a much-improved Chelsea performance in a 1-0 win over Feyenoord in Rotterdam.
Frank Lampard scored the only goal of the game early in the second half, latching on to a pass from Andriy Shevchenko after good combination play between the Ukranian and Didier Drogba. Feyenoord almost levelled in the last minute of the game, with only the woodwork denying former Celtic and Nottingham Forest striker Pierre van Hooijdonk from a free kick.
Mourinho spoke briefly about the continuing pursuit of Ashley Cole after the game, stating that the ball is in Arsenal’s court and that there were other options should Chelsea’s current offer be rejected.
Chelsea face Celtic this evening at Stamford Bridge before heading to Cardiff for Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Liverpool.