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Jose Mourinho happy with striking options

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Mourinho is content with his striking options (©GettyImages)
Mourinho is content with his striking options (©GettyImages).

Jose Mourinho insists he is happy with his strikeforce ahead of Chelsea's showdown against Manchester City tomorrow.

Chelsea tried to add a big-name forward to their ranks during the summer but could only secure the services of Samuel Eto'o on the cheap to compliment Fernando Torres and Demba Ba.

Chelsea's front men have hardly set the world alight so far this term - although Torres seemed to moving closer to his best form with a brace against Schalke in the Champions League in mid-week.

The Stamford Bridge based club are reportedly assessing their options ahead of the January window - but Mourinho says he is happy with what he has got.

"I'm happy with all of them, I'm happy with all the strikers," he told reporters.

"They were not scoring goals, but were working really hard, they doing a really good job for the team.

"There are different ways to contribute, sometimes scoring goals - which is the most important thing of course - but there are other ways to contribute to a team performance and they always did, all three.

"All three are working hard and the last week was a positive week for Samuel and Fernando, because they scored goals and that's what gives them the greatest happiness for a striker."

Chelsea currently sit in 2nd place in the Premier League behind Arsenal ahead of their showdown against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge tomorrow.

Despite their league position, Mourinho is still annoyed by points dropped in a 1-0 defeat against Everton last month.

"The game where you should score more goals was the game we didn't score and the game we lost at Everton," he said.

"We didn't score. Now we are scoring. Now we are scoring with less chances. Schalke, the first time we (went forward) we scored.

"Sometimes matches go in one direction that you cannot control. What left me always calm was the way the team was playing.

"I cannot say against Basle, I cannot say first half against Fulham because we were really struggling, maybe mentally, in that difficult period of results.

"But the team was playing well. The team was normally dominant, creating chances, controlling the game well.

"But in the last period we are scoring goals and that gives some confidence."

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