Mourinho: Chelsea players aren’t to blame…

Date published: Saturday 12th September 2015 4:49

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho refused to blame his players despite a second successive loss in the Premier League.

Chelsea lost 3-1 to Everton, with Steven Naismith scoring a hat-trick. They have now endured their worst start to a season since 1988, and have just four points from their opening five matches.

Despite that, Mourinho refused to blame any of his players, despite being critical of them after other matches this season.

“I am champion, the players are the champions, the way they are playing is not as bad as the results but in every single game things are going against us,” Mourinho told BT Sport.

“We have to cope with it, football is about results. It’s easy to say and I agree completely, but results are too bad.

“I don’t blame my players and I don’t blame myself. I don’t accept the results, I am responsible for the team, I am not happy with the situation and I am not happy with myself.

“I am with the players, I cannot be against them, I cannot have a bad feeling with them, that’s what makes me happy. I am happy that tomorrow I have to face them again and train with them and prepare them for the next game.”

Chelsea begin their Champions League campaign on Wednesday, before hosting Arsenal next Saturday.

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