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Jose warning over expectations

Jose Mourinho insists that nobody should expect a repeat of 2004, when he swept to the Premier League title in his debut campaign with Chelsea.

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Jose Mourinho: Not expecting an easy title assault

Jose Mourinho: Not expecting an easy title assault

The Portuguese tactician saw his side go down to their first defeat of the season at Everton at the weekend, which means it is their worst start in the Roman Abramovich era, even though they are just two points adrift of leaders Arsenal.

Mourinho has warned that things are different for him and Chelsea nearly 10 years on from when he arrived at the club from Porto.

"No, it is not 2004 all over again," he is quoted by the Daily Mirror.

"Then we lost against Manchester City in October - our only defeat. But that is not the point. We are not unbeatable. This is a different team.

"I came here to work - I don't say peacefully because I am the first one that does not like to work peacefully - but to work with time, to develop the players and play the best they and we can.

"We have to be effective, be adult and not naive. That is what we have to work on. We have to transform the beautiful football we played into goals.

"We are not a club who will accept in a cool way that things will come. We're going to chase it.

"The beginning of the season was hard. Away against Manchester United, away in the Super Cup against Bayern, and away against Everton.

"But Saturday was the story of a team with 21 shots that couldn't score a goal. That is the beauty of football."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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Reward At Last For Years Of Careful Planning

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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