Even before kick-off Mourinho had walked out of an interview with BT Sport when asked about John Stones, the Everton defender he failed to sign. Normally, losing a starter less than ten minutes into the game is a bad thing.
A transfer request had earlier been rejected, and the former Barnsley youngster has remained on Merseyside.
Roberto Martinez hailed hat-trick hero Steven Naismith after he stepped off the bench to inspire the Toffees’ 3-1 win over Chelsea at Goodison Park.
“I don’t blame my players, myself, I don’t accept the results“. When you are playing against a team who is winning they defend, they accumulate players behind the ball so it’s more hard.
“Roberto, next time tell me go before you because we have to travel”.
“The results are going wrong, too wrong for our quality and that the players deserve”. “Sometimes you play against the champions and you can beat them through lucky breaks after weathering the storm, but that wasn’t the case”.
However, in notching his flawless treble, Naismith became the FIRST player to notch a hat-trick against Mourinho in the Premier League.
“They deserve better results, it’s as simple as that”. By the end of October we’ll know whether or not they’re actually legitimate top-four challengers, and maybe by then Chelsea will have figured out their defense. I am the man for the job.
That season – his first Premier League title success – saw the Blues concede just 15 goals across the entire campaign (they were only beaten once also).
Speaking on Sunday Supplement, Martin Samuel said the club’s recruitment policy was largely responsible for their toothless form and becoming stagnant, while their rivals spent big in the summer.
“I know that a lot of people are happy that after so many years to see me in a situation like this”. We need our players to smile again, to score goals and our defenders not to make mistakes, to get our confidence back. “So now we go match after match and that starts with match one: Arsenal”, he added.
“I completely disagree. I am a champion”.
“As the second half wore on it became apparent the next strike would be crucial, and so it proved when Everton restored their two-goal advantage with seven minutes remaining, leaving us with too much to do”.