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Relief for Mourinho as Willian late show lifts Chelsea

Chelsea 2 - Dynamo Kiev 1

By Matt McGeehan

Published 05/11/2015

Chelsea's Willian celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Willian celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa and Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas wait to restart the game after Dynamo Kiev's Aleksandar Dragovic (not in picture) scores his team's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Dynamo Kiev's Moraes and Chelsea's John Terry battle for the ball during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Oscar sits on the pitch as Chelsea's Ramires (right) speaks to him during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Ramires reacts during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Baba Rahman during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Dynamo Kiev's Aluisio Junior Moraes battles for the ball with Chelsea's John Terry during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Match referee Pavel Kralovec removes a Coca Cola bottle from the pitch during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho reacts on the touchline during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa battles for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Yevhen Khacheridi during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa battles for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Yevhen Khacheridi during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Diego Costa goes down in the area after a challenge by Dynamo Kiev's Yevhen Khacheridi during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Oscar battle for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Serhiy Rybalka during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho acknowledges the crowd during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Dynamo Kiev's Aleksandar Dragovic reacts after scoring an own goal to put Chelsea in the lead during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho during the UEFA Champions League match at Stamford Bridge, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Chelsea. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (C) celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) celebrates with Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) celebrates with Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (R) celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (R) celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (C) celebrates after scoring from a free kick during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy (R) fouls Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa to receive a yellow card during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy (R) fouls Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa to receive a yellow card during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy (C) receives a yellow card after fouling Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (L) fails to save a shot by Dynamo Kiev's Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic (not in picture) to make it 1-1 during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (C) fails to save a shot by Dynamo Kiev's Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic (not in picture) to make it 1-1 during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Oscar (L) jumps for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Oscar (L) jumps for the ball with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires (R) jumps for a header with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian defender Yevhen Khacheridi during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (R) jumps a tackle by Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (R) passes the ball by Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (R) jumps a tackle by Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Czech referee Pavel Kralovev sprays the free kick line during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa looks on during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Ramires (L) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian forward Andriy Yarmolenko during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (R) runs for the ball during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (R) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskiy during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Austrian defender Aleksandar Dragovic (L) vies with Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Oscar (R) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Croatian defender Domagoj Vida during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Oscar (L) vies with Dynamo Kiev's Croatian defender Domagoj Vida during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev players huddle before the start of the second half of a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Ukrainian forward Artem Kravets (L) vies with Chelsea's Spanish defender Cesar Azpilicueta during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Dynamo Kiev's Portuguese defender Antunes takes a throw in during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho's wife Matilde Faria (L) and daughter Matilde (2L) watch a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho (C) reacts after the referee didn't call for a penalty during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Chelsea's Brazilian midfielder Willian (L) heads the ball past Dynamo Kiev's Portuguese defender Antunes during a UEFA Chamions league group stage football match between Chelsea and Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge stadium in west London on November 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRKGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Diego Costa of Chelsea holds off Aleksandar Dragovic of Dynamo Kyiv (L) and Yevhen Khacheridi of Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Diego Costa of Chelsea goes down in the penalty area under the challenge of Yevhen Khacheridi of Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Diego Costa of Chelsea goes down in the penalty area under the challenge of Yevhen Khacheridi of Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Diego Costa of Chelsea goes down in the penalty area under the challenge of Yevhen Khacheridi of Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Aleksandar Dragovic of Dynamo Kyiv scores his side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Aleksandar Dragovicof Dynamo Kyiv celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Willian of Chelsea is challenged by Vitorino Antunes of Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Domagoj Vida of Dynamo Kyiv leaps to gather the ball ahead of Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Domagoj Vida of Dynamo Kyiv leaps to gather the ball ahead of Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Willian of Chelsea directs a header on goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Referee, Pavel Kralovec leaves the field with his match officials for half time during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea smiles during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Willian (R) of Chelsea is congratulated by teammates after his cross led to an own goal by Aleksandar Dragovicof Dynamo Kyiv during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: John Terry of Chelsea talks to the match officials at half time during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Andriy Yarmolenko of Dynamo Kyiv and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Andriy Yarmolenko of Dynamo Kyiv and Nemanja Matic of Chelsea compete for the ball during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea reacts during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Jose Mourinho the manager of Chelsea looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Baba Rahman of Chelsea takes on the Dynamo dfence during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 04: Baba Rahman of Chelsea takes on the Dynamo dfence during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Chelsea FC and FC Dynamo Kyiv at Stamford Bridge on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted he was breathing a sigh of relief last night after Willian's late free-kick earned his side a 2-1 Champions League Group G victory over Dynamo Kiev at Stamford Bridge.

The under-fire Portuguese, who has overseen the worst ever start to a Premier League season by defending champions in his third season back in London, believes that his Blues are finally getting their confidence back.

He said: "The win is a big relief. The players deserve to get compensation for their hard work.

"Many players are coming to their normal levels, despite having feelings as a team when negative moments come - and they are coming every game.

"The difference today was that we had confidence in the negative moment. The negative moment is always arriving for us. We had that good reaction against Stoke in the League Cup and today we conceded that equaliser with 15 minutes to go.

"I think the team was strong mentally, they kept trying and I'm happy with that."

The adulation poured down from the stands on the self-proclaimed Special One, whose position appears perilous. It didn't go unnoticed by Mourinho.

He added: "I don't know how to thank them. The only thing I can say is that until my last day in this club - four years, 10 years, 15 years, it doesn't matter - I will give everything for them."

Aleksandar Dragovic turned Willian's cross into his own net to give Chelsea an opener and scored at the other end as Asmir Begovic's luck deserted him.

But a delightful Willian free-kick settled the contest, giving the Blues a second win in six games and boosted their Champions League hopes.

As often is the case with Chelsea and Mourinho, it was not straightforward and there was a moment of controversy.

Diego Costa was denied a penalty when trying to charge between two defenders in first-half stoppage time and replays showed only the slightest contact.

Mourinho, who has had numerous run-ins with officials this season and is subject of a stadium ban for Saturday's Premier League clash at Stoke, was smiling and quietly seething.

Chants of 'Jose Mourinho' erupted in the moments prior to kick-off and continued throughout as fans showed their support.

His popularity is not in doubt. Results are what matter and Liverpool last Saturday inflicted a sixth Premier League loss in 11 games and ninth in 17 games in all competitions.

The Blues, with Eden Hazard dropped to the bench as one of three changes, started well once more and Oscar steered a Cesar Azpilicueta cross straight at Dynamo goalkeeper Olexandr Shovkovskiy.

Costa blasted over before Chelsea went ahead after Begovic's unconvincing clearance found Baba Rahman, in at left-back.

His cross-field pass reached Willian, whose cross was turned in at the near post by Dragovic.

Costa then called for a penalty after squeezing through between Dragovic and Yevhen Khacheridi but his protests were in vain.

Kurt Zouma's fine tackle denied Artem Kravets as the Dynamo forward raced through on goal early in the second-half.

Chelsea survived a penalty appeal against them when Derlis Gonzalez felt his shot had been handled by Ramires.

Dynamo continued to press, with substitute Junior Moraes seeing his shot repelled by Begovic, and Zouma fluffed a chance to double the fragile lead.

Domagoj Vida then headed wide and John Terry and Begovic next contrived to concede a corner from which the goalkeeper failed to reach the ball and Dragovic fired in.

But Willian, one of few players to be absolved of blame amid a miserable run, added a stunning late set-piece strike to save the day for Chelsea and Mourinho.

Chelsea: Begovic, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Terry, Rahman, Ramires, Matic, Willian (Cahill 92), Fàbregas (Hazard 79), Oscar (Pedro 79), Costa.

Goals: Dragovic (og) 34, Willian 83

Subs not used: Kenedy, Remy, Blackman, Loftus-Cheek.

Dynamo Kiev: Shovkovskiy, Vida, Khacheridi, Dragovic, Antunes, Sydorchuk (Garmash 45), Rybalka, Yarmolenko, Buyalsky, González, Kravets (Ribeiro Moraes Junior 56).

Goals: Dragovic 77

Subs not used: Miguel Veloso, Petrovic, Morozyuk, Gusev, Rybka.

Man of the match: Willian

Match rating: 6/10

Referee: Pavel Kralovec (Czech Rep)

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