Steven Naismith scored a hat-trick as Chelsea’s struggles continued with a third loss in their opening five league games following a defeat at Everton.
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The defeat leaves Chelsea 11 points behind league leaders Manchester City just a month into the new campaign.
Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez had an sensational post-match bust-up following the Everton vs Chelsea Barclays Premier League clash at the weekend, Mirror Sport reports.
Martinez snapped back: “We don’t control that Jose, I don’t control that”.
With four points from a possible 15, Chelsea have made the worst start of any defending Premier League champion since Blackburn Rovers in 1995, but Mourinho denied that he was under pressure.
‘I don’t blame my players and I don’t blame myself.
‘We have to cope with it, football is about results. The results are the worst results ever in my career.
As the Liverpool Echo reports: “The controversial Portuguese was furious at not being able to face the media first after the final whistle, meaning his return to London was delayed while Everton’s triumphant manager spoke”.
“We have a strong squad, but the attitude is everything”, he added. “To win the title, I don’t know”, Mourinho said. Every mistake we are punished, immediately.
“Today was my chance and I managed to take it”, the Scotland forward said. I think most times when you’re not starting games you are frustrated but we had worked hard on our tactics and how we were going to play all week and the game-plan turned out well.
“It has been a tough start to the season for me”.
‘I am with the players, I can not be against them, I can not have a bad feeling with them, that’s what makes me happy.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez hailed the goal-scoring hero who came on after 12 minutes and John Stones, the central defender Chelsea failed to sign in the summer.