Jose faces selection headache

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says he is finding team selection difficult ahead of Saturday's trip to face Newcastle.

Last Updated: 02/11/13 at 12:07 Post Comment

Mourinho made 10 changes in midweek for the 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Arsenal and Juan Mata put down a marker for a start at St James' Park with an excellent display that was rounded off by the second goal.

The Chelsea boss said: "It's not easy for me to leave some players on the bench because everybody deserves to play.

"To have all these choices is a good problem with all the players doing well. To be the responsible man to say 'you don't play, you are not selected, you go to the bench, you go to the stand'. In this moment it is very hard because I feel I am unfair with all of them.

"The ones I am not selecting, I am unfair with them because they are doing everything to play.

"I change the team and people come and play a magnificent match so it is a difficult feeling for me because I'm unfair with some of them.

Mourinho is refusing to take credit for the revival of Fernando Torres who scored his first league goal of the season against Manchester City last weekend and looks a new player under the Chelsea manager.

"I did nothing, I do what I always do trying to get the best out of my players.

"Fernando is responsible for his self-motivation, his self- commitment.

"I don't like this history that one day the player is a disaster and the next day the player is phenomenal.

"I don't think Fernando is a kid to be influenced by these wins, I want him to be stable and not to be too much worried by proving himself or not proving himself, scoring or not scoring."

Footer 365

Arsene Wenger responds to Jose Mourinho taunt

Arsene Wenger has brushed off Jose Mourinho's latest taunts after the Chelsea boss said the Gunners' recent spending may come as "a surprise".

WATCH: Eden Hazard's stunning goal against Barcelona

Watch as Chelsea's Eden Hazard evades four challenges before slotting the ball past Marc-André ter Stegen.

Manuel Pellegrini backs Raheem Sterling to justify price

Manuel Pellegrini insists Raheem Sterling will justify his club-record £49million price tag at Manchester City in the coming years.

Mail Box

Di Maria Just Didn't Fit (S**t Happens)

If a signing doesn't work there doesn't have to be a massive witch hunt. So there. Plus a detailed net spend rant, Breel Embolo, computer games and Louis van Gaal...

The Calculator Is On Wenger's Side...

Over the last five years, Arsenal's net spent is about 55% of Chelsea's, so shush your mouth Jose. Plus, Van Gaal is attacked and defended in equal measure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company