and captain John Terry are established as Mourinho's favoured back four, much to the Portuguese's satisfaction.
He has struggled to take his limited opportunities off the bench since, but will hope his double strike earns further chances, especially as Fernando Torres faces a spell out with a groin injury.
"I like a lot the stability of Cahill and the understanding of Cahill with John.
"We were all calm," Mourinho told Chelsea TV.
"The team is compact, we have a good balance, we are playing well defensively."
"When you are not on the top of your game, but you feel they are not very dangerous, keep calm and you wait for your moment."
"Defensively you try to make a shape, you try to find a balance. I like Ivanovic playing right back more than as a central defender.
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"I try to deal with what I've been given and it's not always easy, but I just do what I have to do. I just take the chance to score and I did."
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"We play Benfica now on Thursday and have to bounce back very quickly.
Azpilicueta, who has displaced Ashley Cole at left back, received particular praise.
"We work, we prepare matches, we analyse opponents. You try to find the best balance.
"This is another blow to us," said Sherwood, who was unable to end Spurs' 24 year wait for victory at Stamford Bridge.
A 4 0 defeat of Spurs on Saturday saw the Blues claim a seventh clean sheet in their last 10 league matches and extend their advantage over Mourinho's title pick Manchester City to nine points, although the 2012 champions have three games in hand.
"We know that to win matches you need to score more goals than the opponent, but one of the ways you have to score more is if you don't concede," said Mourinho, whose strikers have been much derided this term.
"And I think at this moment Azpilicueta is unbeatable. For many, many matches I haven't seen one player beat Azpilicueta in an individual duel.
"No mistakes, no defensive mistakes. They had control of the ball and of the game but they didn't scare us. That's a good feeling.
The comments could equally apply to the title race, but Mourinho insists the table is not accurate as Arsenal, Liverpool and City, in particular, have games in hand.
but I'm not going to hold my breath," added Sherwood on Dawson, whose departure was followed by a quick fire Demba Ba double.
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"That was a great day for the whole team and the whole club," Ba told Chelsea TV.
Jose Mourinho lauded Chelsea's defensive resilience after his side moved seven points clear at the top of the Premier League.
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It did not help that captain Michael Dawson departed early with a hamstring injury which leaves him doubtful for Thursday's Europa League last 16 first leg with Benfica.
Tottenham had Chelsea under pressure at times in the first half, in particular, but Mourinho was unfazed.
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