Jose Mourinho insisted he is not happy with Chelsea’s performances so far this season and does not accept the results, but will not blame his players after the 3-1 defeat to Everton on Saturday.
Steven Naismith shocked the Blues at Goodison Park with a perfect hattrick as Nemanja Matic produced the only response for Mourinho’s side with a 30-yard screamer.
But despite Chelsea falling to their third defeat in five games, Mourinho maintained as long as they were champions they would not feel the pressure.
He made it known to pressmen: “I am champion, the players are the champions, the way they are playing is not as bad as the results but in every single game things are going against us.
“We have to cope with it, football is about results. It’s easy to say and I agree completely, but results are too bad.
“I don’t blame my players and I don’t blame myself. I don’t accept the results, I am responsible for the team, I am not happy with the situation and I am not happy with myself.
“I am with the players, I cannot be against them, I cannot have a bad feeling with them, that’s what makes me happy. I am happy that tomorrow I have to face them again and train with them and prepare them for the next game.
“I am sorry, until somebody wins the league we are the champions.
“I am not feeling any pressure. The results are the worst results ever in my career. I am not happy but I am coping well with the situation. The priority is to keep doing what we are doing, the players are feeling enough sadness.”
Chelsea next game will be against London rivals Arsenal on 19th, at Stamford Bridge, will Mourinho’s Premier League record against Wenger still stand? Time will tell.