Arsene Wenger has taken away credit from Cesc Fabregas, claiming duo Diego Costa and Eden Hazard were eventually the players who made the difference during the Chelsea 2-0 victory over Arsenal in the London derby on Sunday.
The Belgium international scored the opener throw a penalty after been brought down by centre-back Laurent Koscielny following a great solo run – while Diego Costa killed the game with 10 minutes to go, after scoring his ninth goal in seven games since his summer move from Atletico Madrid.
"It was an even game, but at the end of the day they have financial power and used it in a effective way with players like Diego Costa and Eden Hazard making the difference," Wenger said in the press conference after the game.
"They did not work our keeper more than we did their's. We had more shots and missed opportunities to take more. We lost on details and this is unfortunate.
However, Jose Mourinho praised 'fantastic' Fabregas performance, controlling the game in the midfield and providing Costa the assist for the second goal.
Wenger and Mourinho involved in a rift during the first part after the Arsenal manager reacted furiously to a foul by Gary Cahill on Alexis Sanchez.
The French boss pushed his counterpart and while Mourinho played down the rift, the Arsenal boss said: "I wanted to go from A to B and someone confronted me in between."
"B was Sanchez to see how badly he was injured."
When asked what Mourinho had said to him, Wenger responded: "Honestly I don't listen to what he says."