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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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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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Spanish winger Joaquin has revealed that he doesn’t regret joining Chelsea, despite the chance of winning trophies and fame.

The now-34-year old was one of Europe’s brightest young prospects when Jose Mourinho came to the helm at Stamford Bridge in 2004.

Despite much interest, Joaquin turned down the chance to join the Blues.

11 years on, the Real Betis midfielder says he still has no regrets about deciding to stay in Spain:

“Do I regret not joining Chelsea? Absolutely not,” he said.

“I lost a significant opportunity, economically and sporting wise, willing title or being a much more important player, I know that, but I don’t regret it.

“My happiness at that time was not there, that’s why I stayed. I went to Madrid, to film an advert with Mahou and they were waiting for me there.

“Mourinho wanted to see me but I said ‘If I go there, he’s going to convince me’ and leaving Betis never crossed my mind.

“That’s why I never went to meet him. He said enough over the phone. The next day, I came back and I spoke to my father who told him ‘Mourinho, get back, because he’s not leaving here.’

“In the final conversation I had with him, I told him that it never crossed my mind to leave, for all the money they offered me.

“He told me to come with him and I said ‘Jose, look, I don’t think I’m going to be happy there and I prefer to stay.’ I was in good form with Betis.

“If he’d come to me at a different moment in time, things would’ve undoubtedly been different.”

Instead, Joaquin moved to fellow Spanish side Valencia in 2006 for £17.5 million, before moving to Malaga and Fiorentina. He returned to Betis this summer.

 

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Former Inter Milan striker Diego Milito says, there is no doubt that without the support of Jose Mourinho, his career would have taken different turn.

In one of his latest interviews, the Argentinian star revealed, that the Portuguese coach had a great impact on his career. Milito and Mourinho worked together at Inter Milan.

Inter under Mourinho  won the historic treble – Serie A trophy, Coppa Italia trophy and the Champions League. And Diego Milito was one of the most important architects of this success.

Milito told  Bein Sports :

Jose Mourinho was one of the best. I cannot thank him enough for making me come to Inter and giving me confidence. ”

“He’s brought luck and now our relationship is strong. We must not forget that I was in Genoa and he called me to tell me he wanted me. I was proud that such a coach gives me his attention. This is a coach who gets the most out of each player. He protected us and saved us from a lot of pressure.”

The Argentinian admitted, that when Luiz Felipe Scolari was Chelsea coach, he has received an offer from Stamford Bridge.

“I also thought I would play more if I went there (Zaragoza). And that was that. After, I got an offer from Chelsea, but I didn’t go. And I returned to Genoa.”

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Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has ruled out Jose Mourinho comeback at Santiago Bernabeu.

The Special One was in charge at the Bernabeu from 2010 to 2013 before coming back at Stamford Bridge. During his stay in Madrid, Mourinho won the Spanish cup and Primera Division trophy.

Despite this, the president of Real is convinced, that he will not hire Mourinho again, but he has praised the Portuguese coach for his achievements. Quite surprisingly, however, he added that the best coach Real Madrid have ever had is….Rafael Benitez.

Perez told Cadena Cope :

“I won’t appoint Mourinho again, but he allowed us to take a significant leap forward,”

“The best coach I’ve ever had is Rafa Benitez,”

 

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John Stones

Everton coach says the timing of Chelsea bids for John Stones made impossible any chance of a sale.

Roberto Martinez has revealed, that the timing of Chelsea’s bids for John Stones have made the transfer impossible, because Everton coach had no time to find a suitable replacement.

During the press conference Martinez said :

“It is part of the rules. In the transfer window you are allowed to make enquiries and offers for players.”

“It gives you a bigger feeling of control when you can decide what to do with those attempts.”

“There are moments when you can not replace players within the transfer window and it becomes damaging to lose players at the moment in the season,”

“That is why I feel so strongly that the window should not be open when the season starts. Maybe we need to be pioneers. If affects football all over the world.”

“I have been involved in 10 seasons and I can tell you three cases in every window. There are solutions to be found.”

Martinez has also made some comments about the level of transfer fee, Chelsea were ready to pay for his ace:

“It is part of the rules. I have always been vocal in not agreeing with having the transfer window open but you are allowed to make enquiries and table offers. If there is interest in your players it is a compliment and shows we are doing something well.”

“But we are clear in our strategy, building a young team and giving them big roles and that continuity is paramount. We have made progress in every window.”

“Every player who represents Everton needs understanding and our best interests are to keep on developing John and that’s exactly what we will keep on doing.”

“He has been performing at a good level and has gone from strength to strength in a period of high pressure. He performed with a composure and maturity. He performed in a natural way.”

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Chelsea physio Eva Carneiro is reportedly planning to take legal action as her wrangle with Jose Mourinho continues.

The Portuguese, as well as colleague Jon Fearn, were banned from the first team bench and the Blues’ Cobham training centre after an incident on the opening day.

In the final minutes of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with Swansea, Carneiro and Fearn rushed onto the field to treat Eden Hazard, who had gone down injured.

This temporarily left the Blues with eight outfield players, after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sent off earlier in the match.

Despite being beckoned onto the pitch by both Hazard and referee Michael Oliver, Carneiro and Fearn were labelled “naïve” and accused of “not understanding the game” by Mourinho.

The pair haven’t been formally sacked, with FIFA’s medical committee to review the case on Friday. The outcome determining whether any legal action is likely to take place.

However, according to reports from the Daily Star, should a return to her previous at the club be found to be impossible, Carneiro will take legal action against the club.

Reports suggest that allegations of sexism will form part of any potential case, with Carneiro reporting that she was referred to as Mourinho’s “secretary” in a post match press conference.

In that conference, Mourinho said: “Even if you are a kit man, a doctor or a secretary on the bench, you have to understand the game. I was sure he hadn’t a serious problem.

“He was very tired but my medical department, on an impulse, was naive and left me with eight outfield players on a counter-attack.”

Mary O’Rourke QC, who represented Harlequins doctor Wendy Chapman during Rugby Union’s 2009 ‘Bloodgate’ incident, believes that Carneiro may have a case.

Speaking at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester, O’Rourke said: “Ninety-five per cent of secretaries are women. Everyone listening to that would have taken it as a comment that women don’t know anything about football.

“If you put that statement out to 100 people, 99 of them would interpret it the same way.

“The medical team did nothing wrong because their duty was to the player as their patient. Their job in the club is to look after the players, not to run the team and be tactically aware.

“The courts of appeal have confirmed that the medical team owe a duty to the player to look after him as a patient. If you have a manager barring them from coming on, you are preventing them doing the duty they are obliged to do.”

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Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn has given his backing to Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro over Jose Mourinho criticism.

The FA chief executive was criticised by many people for not taking any actions in the conflict between dr Carneiro and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

For the record, Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn have been axed from Chelsea bench for running on to the pitch to attend to Eden Hazard during Chelsea clash against Swansea in the first match of the new Premier League season.

That is why, speaking at the Soccerex Convention in Manchester Glenn has given his backing to Chelsea medical stuff. He said:

“We work to a FIFA mandate on medical support. The duty of the doctor is to the player, not the employer. It is the Hippocratic oath.”

“It is an issue for Chelsea to sort out but I don’t believe they are playing a dangerous game.”

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