You can blame it on lack of confidence but that to me is a very worrying sign.
“Because when we were at the top, I understand that it is quite a big pleasure, and it is gone”.
“The referees are afraid to give decisions for Chelsea“, said Mourinho, whose side have eight points from eight games and trail leaders Manchester City by 10 points.
Carneiro said: “I was surprised to learn that the FA was allegedly investigating the incident of 8 August via the press”.
Chelsea are leaking goals at an alarming rate at one end of the pitch and, at the other, they look toothless.
“I define (this) as the worst period of my career, with the worst results in my career”, said Mourinho, whose side host Southampton today. “We are always punished”.
“We are always punished”.
Diego Costa, when he is not engaging in running battles with opposition defenders, is short of goals while back-up strikers Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy are also not firing.
The 19-year-old Brazil under 20 global forward made his Premier League debut against Crystal Palace and opened his scoring account in last week’s 4-1 win over Walsall in the Capital One Cup.
After a pair of disappointing results over the last week, Jose Mourinho’s men will (hopefully) be keen to run over the Saints in an impressive manner.
“The team mentally, psychologically the team is unbelievably down”.
“It’s like good players are bad players”.
“He was not upset about going off. He was having treatment at half time and it was a risk for him to finish the whole game“.
Southampton should’ve had a penalty in the 33rd minute when Ramires stepped on Sadio Mane’s foot in the 18.
“We have a penalty, it is a giant penalty and he was afraid to give it, like everyone else is afraid to give them“. They are in such a low moment and they collapse. I kept Oscar because he is the one that creates more.
” Three, even more important than the first and the second, I think this is a crucial moment in the history of this club”.
‘He seems like he’s losing his players, he’s got to bring them back somehow’. I like (my players) I trust them but a few of them are in a hard moment and Matic is one of them. I assume mine, the players should assume theirs and other people in the club should also assume theirs and we stick together.
“I want to make it clear…” I consider myself the best. So I want to carry on. For a group of top-level professional footballers to conspicuously underperform on such a regular basis during the campaign reflects poorly on the character of several of the individuals at the club – after all, the coach can hardly physically make Ivanovic play better or stop John Terry making rash decisions. “I don’t say it’s easy but it’s completely do-able”. “If we can show this against Chelsea, we can show it much more”.
Chelsea nearly had a goal back when a poor piece of goalkeeping from Stekelenburg allowed substitute Pedro the opportunity to shoot, but the ex-Barcelona man was just off target. You lose two or three matches, the next match you play at home and you don’t want to be there. To win against teams like Chelsea you need your best players at that high level. I want to finish tomorrow and win a few matches again.