Jose Mourinho believes people love to watch Chelsea lose
Mourinho seems to be reverting to his siege mentality as Chelsea look to get out of a tight spot.
With their narrow victory over West Brom, the Blues registered their first win of the season and manager Jose Mourinho believes the result disappointed those who love to see the champions lose. Mourinho was left with only 10 players once again this season once John Terry was sent off early in the second half and at the end of the game and refused to speak about the decision which could have been costly for Chelsea. Mourinho refused to be drawn into speaking about the referee Mark Clattenburg’s peformance.
The Portuguese tactician was left frustrated during the post-match interview. Asked whether he was concerned by two red cards in three games – following Thibaut Courtois’ dismissal against Swansea City, he said: “No. I have to do what’s in my hands, which is to train. We have to train 11 against 10. We have to do it. We did it a couple of times [in pre-season] in Canada, and we have to do more. Ten men when you are winning. Ten men when you are losing.” according to The Telegraph.
The champions took an early lead at the Hawthorns through Pedro, who made his debut after completing his move from Barcelona to Chelsea. But the Blues were handed a big blow when skipper John Terry was sent off. The victory ended Chelsea’s poor start to the season by bagging four points in three matches. This is the first time in 17 years when Chelsea have failed to win either of their first two Premier League fixtures.
"I prefer to have no views and try to keep quiet," replied Jose Mourinho when asked about Terry’s dismissal in the post match interview, according to BBC Sport. Jose Mourinho then added, “Many people are disappointed with this result. They love Chelsea to lose a game."
The season has gone from bad to worse for John Terry who was substituted at half-time in their 3-0 defeat against Manchester City last weekend. Following their defeat to City, Courtois made his return against West Brom after sitting out the loss against City. Chelsea held on to a narrow lead through to the end of the game as the Blues edged 3-2 victory over West Brom. The debutant Pedro was among the scorers and also provided an assist to Diego Costa.
Pedro In, Cuadrado Out
The 29-year-old ex-Catalan player Pedro, is already up and running presenting a standout performance against West Brom this weekend. Replacing Ramires in the starting line-up, Mourinho made just one change to the XI who started against Manchester City. Pedro scored the opener and set up the second for Diego Costa.
"Pedro played well. We know he is a good player, more than good," said Mourinho when asked about his new signing, according to BBC Sport.
Pedro has fit straight into the team but there is speculation of Juan Cuadrado moving out on a season loan deal with Juventus, as reported by ESPN FC. Juan Cuadrado has been limited with his chances, making just four appearances ever since he made his move from Fiorentina to Chelsea back in January 2015.