Still waiting for his first league win at St James’ Park, in either of his spells in England, Mourinho then went on to suggest that part of the reason is that Newcastle pick their matches.
“It won’t be easy and it won’t happen in three months, you have to stick to your philosophy and that’s what we’re doing and the players are buying into that”. I remember one at Middlesbrough in 2005, 2006, something like that, we were losing at half-time 3-0, so we have had a few.
“I put it down to individual performances”.
“We’ve always said from day one be patient”. It was that bad.
“I would have liked to make more changes than I did, but the ones I did were enough to improve the team and get us a point”.
The contributions of Ramires and Willian ensured Chelsea avoided a fourth successive league defeat at Newcastle, but they have little time to reflect upon their escape with a tough champions League trip to their manager’s former club Porto on Tuesday. “The midfield was pressing more and we were more dynamic and we had an intensity Newcastle couldn’t cope with”.
They helped the Blues back in the game after a very disappointing first half.
“We have to make sure that we’re like this every single game against every team”.
Ayoze Perez believes he can score “many goals together” with Aleksandar Mitrovic if they continue to play as a front two for Newcastle United. I don’t know. John has to behave like the captain he is and wait for the decision he wants’. He stops the game and gives time.
“Always I try to do my best on the pitch”.
The second half was really good.
Gary Cahill admits Chelsea are “running out of lives” in their quest to regain their Premier League crown this season.
He said: “In the first half, from 0-10, we were minus one”.
Newcastle impressed against Chelsea, but their fragile confidence was exposed at the end of the match, as they conceded two late goals. They don’t, but this is their problem.