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Jose Mourinho: "Christian Benteke is a special player"

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho calls Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke a "special player" after the Blues' 2-1 win over the Villans on Wednesday evening.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke.

The Belgian striker scored for Paul Lambert's side as the Blues beat the Villans 2-1 in the Premier League on Wednesday evening, and Mourinho feels that Benteke is crucial to Villa's plans this season.

"In Benteke they have a special player with special qualities," Mourinho is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail.

"They play from him. They use this and they play on the counter-attack. It was a football fight between Benteke and Branislav Ivanovic.

"They don't play a lot. Every ball the goalkeeper kicks, so they don't play but they created great difficulties."

Benteke is the Premier League's top scorer this season, with three goals in two games.


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