Ahead of Chelsea’s London derby against Fulham, Jose Mourinho said there is no crisis at Stamford Bridge but he is worried about two back-to-back defeats.
Chelsea are currently four games without a victory in all competitions. The Blues were severely criticized in the media, following their 2-1 defeat at home at the hands of Basel in the Champions League group opener, but Mourinho has rejected any talks of a possible crisis.
He said in the press conference as quoted in the BBC:
“I’m worried because I lost and I don’t want to lose, but again this is the way it happens sometimes. For me there is no crisis – it’s just two bad results.
“We lost one match in the Premier League. All the other five contenders except Liverpool have lost a match and in the Europa League we lost a match, but we have not been relegated to the Europa League.”
Talking about the upcoming game, he said Fulham have a good team and are a difficult opponent to face. He added:
“Fulham have very good players who know everything about the Premier League and derbies… a midfield of Scott Parker and Steve Sidwell – that is a perfect example.
“They have good players in attack, in the centre and out wide. It will be a difficult match for us. We need points, they need points and between the two needs is that it is local derby. I think it will be a proper Premier League match.”
After the defeat against Basel, Sky pundit Jamie Redknapp raised the point that this current team of Chelsea has no proper shape and structure. Mourinho said he is not happy with the system Chelsea were playing in the last couple of years and that a change is required immediately.