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Jose Mourinho has no doubts, that there is no better manager in football to do his job at Chelsea. The Special One is conviced, that he is the only right man to get the Blues back winning again.

During the post match press interview, Mourinho refused to blame his players. But he has admitted, that collecting only four points from five league game  is the worst start of the season in all his career.

Mourinho told BT Sport :

”I don’t think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job. Simple as that – I am the man for the job.”

”I’m the man that gives so many good things for Chelsea. So now I’m the man with the bad results, I’m responsible for that, I have no problem with that. But I feel that I am the man.”

”I’m not feeling under pressure. I’m feeling that the results are the worst ever in my career.”

“The players are feeling enough frustration and sadness.”

“The media can be [a] critic, the supporters can be [a] critic. Thats a right they have, especially for the ones with short memories they forgot that three months ago we won the title.”

“That is football.”

”I’m not adapted to what I feel is my quality, my status. I’m not happy, but I’m coping well with the situation.”

”In the Premier League, now we have to face it match after match. We cannot look to the table, we cannot be afraid of relegation.”

”Last year, for example, Borussia Dortmund were in the relegation places for so many months and everybody knows they are not going to be relegated.”

”So the Championship people can be calm that Chelsea next year are not playing in the Championship.”

”And we have to go match after match. The next match is Arsenal – we are candidates to win this game.”

 

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Everton striker Steven Naismith has suggested that his hat-trick against Chelsea should prove his worth to Roberto Martinez.

The 28-year-old was the author of all three goals in today’s match against Chelsea. After the game, the player did not conceal that he hopes that now coach Martinez will trust him more.

Naismith told BT Sport :

“There was some interest in me on transfer deadline day and it’s always hard when you’re not playing but the manager decided he wanted to keep me. Hopefully I showed my worth today,”

 

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During the post match press conference Jose Mourinho was really angry with the result but he claimed, that the team have not been playing badly.

Premier League champions Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Goodison Park. The result left the Blues with just four points from five games.

During the post match press conference Mourinho said :

“The results are going wrong. Too wrong for our quality and too wrong for our statures.”

“And too wrong for what the players deserve.”

“The players deserve much more than what they are getting.”

“But now it’s easy for everyone to criticise me and and the players and everything is wrong and we don’t play well.

“I completely disagree.”

“I am a champion. The players are the champions.”

“The way they are playing is not so bad as the results but in every game everything goes against [us].”

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Chelsea have lost 3-1 away at Everton in yet another demonstration of the team’s frailties and flaws as it seeks to defend its Premiership title. 

The game started brightly with both teams willing to get forward. Chelsea’s approach play has, perhaps inevitably been concentrated through the middle of the pitch and Everton have responded by trying to catch the Champions on the counter attack when they can.

The home side suffered a blow on nine minutes when Besic was forced off by injury, the winger being replaced by Naismith after wining a corner off Kurt Zouma.

It was a change that led to the worst possible result for Chelsea as the Scot, who scored the winning goal the last time the Merseysiders beat Chelsea, made it 1-0 from close range after a cross from the left. That began a ten minute of intense pressure which ultimately led to Everton doubling their lead and Naismith his goal tally having received the ball from Barkley and shot from the edge of the box.

Chelsea were clearly shocked to be 2-0 down so quickly- at no point so far this season has the lack of pace and width been more obvious, noteworthy considering the appalling start to the title defence. The fightback started with a superb thirty yard strike from Nemanja Matic into the top corner of the Everton net. It started a period of pressure similar to the one that followed Everton’s first one. Terry came close with a header from a Hazard cross, Matic tried his luck again from distance and Costa, anonymous for the most part, turned and shot on the edge of the box but his effort was deflected over.

The second half began in a similar way to the first, Chelsea probing forward and Everton trying to catch them on the counter attack. Kenedy was brought on and provided pace and width the same way he did against Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. The young Brazilian showed promise by linking up well with Hazard, Pedro and Fabregas- drifting from one wing to the other as Chelsea’s approach football improved even if it didn’t lead to clear goal scoring chances. Everton were well organised and denied Jose Mourinho’s team space. They were denied am indirect free-kick before the hour when ex-Chelsea man Lukaku’s shot was parried out by Begovic but the Bosnian ‘keeper didn’t come out to collect it meaning Terry had to lightly kick it towards him to stop Lukaku from pouncing.

Despite the pressure, Chelsea failed to create a single chance in the second half. They, as has become predictable this season, often made the wrong final pass and lacked any imagination when their attacks broke down. They paid for their impotency when Naismith completed his hat-trick on 81 minutes to give Everton a 3-1 lead and compound Chelsea’s misery.

It was a game that demonstrated more clearly than any other this season Chelsea’s desperate pursuit of John Stones in the summer. The Blues could be 11 points behind the leaders if other results go against them- their title defensive os, if not quite over already, but very, very damaged. It will take all of Jose Mourinho’s managerial skill to win retain the trophy after this start.

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Chelsea are currently losing 2-1 at Goodison Park to Everton in a game that has been painful and engrossing in equal measure with the ending giving hope for the second half.

The game started brightly with both teams willing to get forward. Chelsea’s approach play has, perhaps inevitably been concentrated through the middle of the pitch and Everton have responded by trying to catch the Champions on the counter attack when they can.

The home side suffered a blow on nine minutes when Besic was forced off by injury, the winger being replaced by Naismith after wining a corner off Kurt Zouma.

It was a change that led to the worst possible result for Chelsea as the Scot, who scored the winning goal the last time the Merseysiders beat Chelsea, made it 1-0 from close range after a cross from the left. That began a ten minute of intense pressure which ultimately led to Everton doubling their lead and Naismith his goal tally having received the ball from Barkley and shot from the edge of the box.

Chelsea were clearly shocked to be 2-0 down so quickly- at no point so far this season has the lack of pace and width been more obvious, noteworthy considering the appalling start to the title defence. The fightback started with a superb thirty yard strike from Nemanja Matic into the top corner of the Everton net. It started a period of pressure similar to the one that followed Everton’s first one. Terry came close with a header from a Hazard cross, Matic tried his luck again from distance and Costa, anonymous for the most part, turned and shot on the edge of the box but his effort was deflected over.

The final 15 minutes has been considerable more watchable than the opening 30, but Chelsea cannot afford to make the same mistakes that they did that led to the deficit if they are to get anything from this game. The defence is painfully porous and under threat from just about every foray forward from Everton. The home side appear unwilling to play the ball forward when under pressure so there are chances for Chelsea if they maintain the high line with the full-backs staying in their defensive positions to prevent the space opening up again.

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The official lineups have been released ahead of Chelsea’s game with Everton at Goodison Park (12:45 GMT KO). 

The Blues are looking to bounce back from their 1-2 loss to Crystal Palace before the international break, and will want to hit the ground running against a Toffees side who feature Chelsea transfer target John Stones in their starting XI.

The lineups:

Everton: Tim Howard, Seamus Coleman, Phil Jagielka, John Stones, Galloway; James McCarthy, Gareth Barry, Muhamed Bešić; Arouna Kone, Romelu Lukaku, Ross Barkley

Substitutes: Joel Robles, Mirallas, Lennon, Naismith, Deulofeu, Osman, Funes Mori

 

Chelsea: Asmir Begović, Branislav Ivanović, Kurt Zouma, John Terry, César Azpilicueta; John Obi Mikel, Nemanja Matić; Pedro, Cesc Fàbregas, Eden Hazard; Diego Costa

Substitutes: Jamal Blackman, Gary Cahill, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Willian, Loïc Rémy, Radamel Falcao

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Chelsea striker Radamel Falcao admits, that his specialty are headed goals. The Colombian striker scored his first headed goal, which was also his first goal in total for the Blues last week against Crystal Palace.

Falcao told the official Chelsea website :

‘‘It is nice to score with my head again. I think it is one of my skills, one of my scoring strengths.”

‘‘I have scored some goals similar to the one against Crystal Palace. I don’t remember the most recent but it would have been for Porto or Atletico.’’

‘‘A player has to have the intuition, and after that the movement of the head must be exact,’’

‘‘Also important is the timing, the moment of the jump, and a lot of small things which in that moment make the difference.’’

The Colombian striker revealed, that he and Pedro understand each other’s playing style very well from their time in Spain :

‘‘Yes, Pedro, he knows my traits and I know him as well and for that reason, in the last match I started to run forward because I knew Pedro was going to cross.”

‘‘In the Premier League, some teams use a lot of crosses and others not too much, but I think we have very good attackers with that strength and we can use that for winning games.’’

 

 

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois underwent surgery yesterday on an avulsion of the posterior corner and medial part of the internal meniscus of his right knee. After a surgery, he posted on his Instagram a photo from the hospital thanking everyone for their support.

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As Chelsea look to return from the international break on a high, we preview Chelsea’s game against Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday (15:00 GMT KO).

The Blues will try to hit the ground running after their 1-2 home loss to Crystal Palace in their last game.

Everton will provide no easy challenge for the visitors, with the Toffees set to provide a hostile atmosphere given the tecent John Stones transfer saga.

Last six games:

Everton: DLWLWW (including two friendlies and a cup game)

Chelsea: WLLDLW (including three friendlies)

 

Team News:

– Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is out for 10 weeks after suffering a knee injury in training. He is to be replaced by Asmir Begovic.

– Oscar remains out injured.

– John Terry returns from a one-match suspension picked up against West Brom.

– Tom Cleverly is out for eight weeks after suffering ankle ligament damage against Tottenham Hotspur.

– Bryan Oviedo is also an injury doubt for Everton.

– New signings Aaron Lennon, Ramiro Funes Mori and Leandro Rodriguez are available.

 

Statistics:

– Everton have beaten Chelsea in four of the last six encounters played at Goodison Park. However, they are the Toffees’ only victories in the last 29 league meetings (D9, L16).

– Chelsea have scored 98 league goals away at Everton.

– Roberto Martinez’s side have won just two of their last eight Premier League matches (D2, L4).

– The Toffees have not scored in their last two games.

– Chelsea have made their worst start to a season in 20 years – they had three points after four games in 1995-96 (D3, L1).

– The Blues have conceded two goals or more in four straight league games for the first time since 2006.

– Chelsea have let in nine goals so far this season, the most at this stage of a season since 1971-72 when they conceded 10.

– Diego Costa has scored one goal in four league games, compared to seven goals at this stage of last season – two of which came at Goodison Park.

 

Starting XI last time out:

Chelsea (home vs. Crystal Palace, lost 1-2): Courtois, Ivanovic, Zouma, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Pedro, Hazard, Diego Costa.

Everton (away vs. Tottenham, drew 0-0): Howard, Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo, McCarthy, Barry, Koné, Barkley, Cleverly, Lukaku.

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Jose Mourinho has said that he has faith in Asmir Begovic in his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s match against Everton tomorrow at Goodison Park (12:45 GMT KO).

The Bosnian is due to start in goal tomorrow and the near future as it was announced today that Thibaut Courtois will be out for around 10 weeks with a knee injury.

“Courtois was injured in a training session with the goalkeepers,” reported the Chelsea boss.

“I cannot tell you much but I can tell you he needs surgery in his right knee and as a consequence he will be out for quite a long time. I cannot be more specific about the injury and about the time he will be out, but I know he will be out for some time.

“I am waiting for Dr Biosca to be more specific after surgery. I think today we will be ready to give some more information. It’s a big blow but you will not see me speaking next week about Thibaut because I never do about an injured player.

“It’s not easy to have the best goalkeeper in the world injured but it’s easy to have one of the best goalkeepers in the world to play, and we have Begovic to play and he’s very, very good.

“I’m very sad for Thibaut and for the team but we have a top goalkeeper and Begovic will be in goal.”

Despite only claiming four points from four games so far this season, Mourinho said that he believes the quality of performance hasn’t been reflected in the results:

“We are in a title race. We need points. Every game is difficult, and Everton are no different. We go with the intention to win the match but with lots of respect for a quality opponent.

“In every match we played better than the result [we got]. Even against West Brom where we won, the 3-2 victory makes it look like a very tight match and it wasn’t – the result should have been completely different. I say the same for the defeats to Man City and Palace, and for the draw against Swansea.

“The circumstances of the match gave us results worse than the performance, so I am positive. We are strong, we are together. I believe in them, and they believe in me.”

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