Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho remains defiant as the team’s struggles continues, and puts the blame on the players.
After the 1-0 defeat at home to newcomers Bournemouth, Mourinho admitted that the reigning champions goal for the season has dropped from a Top 4 to a Top 6 finish. They currently sit in 14th place, so the Blues has a lot of work to do if they are to make that happen.
Chelsea has already lost eight of out of the first 15 games, which is a big change from last season when they only lost three games and won the Premier League title.
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League fixture against FC Porto, Mourinho spoke about the situation at the club, and said that his players are underperforming.
“You can read these bad results and focus everything on the manager,” Mourinho told the Mirror.
“You can look at the results and look to players with performances below acceptable.
“You can look to this and look to the unlucky decisions we’re having in every competition, not just the Premier League.
“You can look in many directions and decide this is not a one-man responsibility. But that is just my point of view.
“Statistics are statistics, but if you analyze the numbers you can get some good information.
“Match after match, we beat Chelsea records of high intensity work.
“In the last three matches we beat the records three times. We ran and worked more than ever, and at a certain intensity we’d never done before.
“Our levels of ball possession are much higher than before, too. Our chances are higher than ever. Our number of goals is lower than ever.
“So, football people like you are intelligent. You have the numbers, you read the numbers, you draw some conclusions.”