José Mourinho press conference ahead of Crystal Palace
“Different match [from the one in the last season where we on the title] but same need to get the three points, we gotta recover positions we lost with the two first bad results. Palace is always a difficult opponent and have an even better team than they did last season but I see my team coming, we’re working well and hard, the result against WBA had a little of influence on the team, hopefully we get three more points before international break.
“We did a few things to improve defense, we defended with nine men [ironic], I didn’t work on defenders, I worked on the team, you cannot just work on defenders to concede less goals, a team is a team and you work on the whole team to improve the defensive phase.
“Stones? I don’t speak about players of other teams, if I get another player before the window close good, if I don’t get it, I work with the players I got
“Pogba is a Juventus player, the other day I made a little critics to my friend Allegri because I didn’t like the way he spoke about Oscar in the summer, so I don’t speak about Pogba.
“I don’t understand really why so many stories about Terry, I think the only thing in this starting of the season is that we had, in three matches, two red cards and two penalties against us. We know we have to improve, trying to get good results, now we’re five points behind the leader: in other league it would be complicated, in Premier League is not complicated
“I’m proud with my record of 100 matches at Stamford Bridge that I will reach on Sunday: 99 matches and just one defeat, that is not a real defeat because we know how we lost that day with Sunderland, but I’m very proud of it
“I don’t comment Roberto Martinez’s words, so don’t ask me please
“I will speak about Champions League after Everton game, we still have two matches before playing Champions League.
“Manchester City is a very good team and started very well, but there are other good teams, last season Chelsea started well, even better, because we had seven straight wins, and when the start is good the start is good.
“On Crystal Palace: a London derby is always a London derby, and Stamford Bridge give them lots of motivation, I reckon that in the end of the season they will be top 10 for sure, I don’t which kind of approach they will have in the match, if more defensive to go on counter attack or more offensive, but I don’t know”.