But although the 52-year-old Israeli still did not manage a smile after substitute Andriy Shevchenko completed the rout over hapless City, he admitted to enjoying an afternoon when Chelsea hit six in the league for the first time in seven years.
Grant, who would not confirm speculation he is about to sign a new three-year deal next week, declared: "We are in the middle of a process. We know what we want and I think it was good. I enjoyed winning and the way we won."
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