Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Fiorentina

Wednesday, 05 August 2015, 20:00

Int Champs Cup North America

Wembley

Last Game

Arsenal 1 - 0 Chelsea

Sunday, 02 August 2015, 15:00

FA Community Shield

Mourinho hits out at schedule

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has complained about his team's schedule of games ahead of Saturday's match with Fulham.

Last Updated: 28/02/14 at 18:11 Post Comment

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has complained about his team's schedule of games ahead of Saturday's match with Fulham.

Mourinho is unhappy his side return to action three days after their Champions League game against Galatasaray in Istanbul.

The Blues manager is in agreement with Fulham counterpart Felix Magath, who believes his team may be able to take advantage of tired opponents at Craven Cottage.

"I have to praise Magath because he was the first one to say it's a different match because Chelsea had this situation in midweek," Mourinho said.

"With the special situation that the game was so far away and we don't play on Sunday, which will be difficult, we play on Saturday, which will make it more difficult.

"And Magath knows that as he has experience at this level because he's been in European competitions with other clubs for many years."

Mourinho has given his backing to midfielder Frank Lampard, who also complained about the frequency of games for Chelsea in two competitions.

Mourinho added: "When a player like Frank Lampard, who has a right to speak having played an unbelievable number of seasons and matches in this club, he's played more than 100 matches with the England side, he's not a man that normally speaks a lot, he's not the type of player who is trying to show his opinion and to express his feelings.

"I think when a player like him and a man like him, expresses his feelings about that, I think this country should listen."

Lampard earlier called for greater sympathy from the Premier League over fixture scheduling for teams competing in the Champions League.

"It's not ideal," Lampard told the Daily Mail. "We don't expect any favours and certainly know we won't get them. It's about resting up and getting ready to go.

"I don't know about the Premier League but other countries seem to look after their teams representing them in the Champions League. I'm not sure we do so much here.

"I'm not trying to get one over on other Premier League teams, it just seems a general rule. There could be a bit of common sense if you are getting back at 6am (on Thursday)."


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Angel Di Maria is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a proposed £44m move from Manchester United.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

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