Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said ahead of the Champions League clash with FC Porto that no player in his side is untouchable.
Chelsea has struggled to start the season, sitting in 14th place in the Premier League after seven games. The Blues are coming off a 2-2 away to Newcastle as they take on Porto on Tuesday.
Mourinho spoke to the media ahead of the game on Tuesday was asked during the press conference on Monday if any of his players are untouchable.
“To be untouchable you have to be consistent,” Mourinho said. “You have to be a fantastic player but you have to be consistent. We have fantastic players, the players who gave us the title last season, no doubts about it, but football is about today, not about yesterday.
“In football you have to be consistent in your performance, consistent in your emotion. To be a winner you don’t need to win all the time, you lose, you cannot win all the time, but you need a strong mentality every game, every day.
“In this moment I don’t have untouchables. I have very good players, players I like very much. I like my squad, I like their qualities, their human qualities, they are a very good group of guys. That’s a privilege to work with a group I like so much, no doubts about it, but untouchables, only consistency can give you that.”
Chelsea won the opening group stage game against Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0.