Mourinho unhappy with Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Fulham
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was unimpressed by the way his team picked up a 3-1 win over Fulham at the Craven Cottage on Sunday. The Stamford Bridge boss told reporters that despite being on top of the Premier League table his side was still behind Manchester City in the race for the league title.
Fulham became an unexpected threat to Chelsea in the first half of the game. However, the Blues kept their dignity intact and scored three times through striker Andre Schurle to seal their win in the second half. John Heitinga later grabbed a consolation goal for his side.
After the game Mourinho revealed that he uttered “not a word” to his players at half time. The Portuguese tactician said that he wasn’t even in the dressing room to talk to his players at half time.
Mourinho admits that his team put on an under par performance in the game and went on to label the first half of the game as “the worst performance of the season” for Chelsea.
Schurrle managed to salvage pride for his side by completing a hat-trick in 16 minutes. The win allowed Chelsea to stay clear on top of the table with four points. Mourinho insists the lead is a “fake advantage” as Manchester City, who are six points behind and fourth placed, still have to play two games.
“At half-time, I told them nothing -- nothing -- not a word,” Mourinho told BBC Sport. “I walked in, then I walked out. I don't know if anyone else gave a team talk. I was not inside the dressing room. The second half was a great reaction to the worst performance of the season.
“The second half was one of the best performances of the season. We moved the ball around well. If I could've made 11 changes, I might have done, but I could only make three -- so I did nothing.
“Schuerrle is cold in front of the goal. We have four points more than Arsenal. The gap to Man City is a fake advantage. If they win their games in hand, they're top of the league. We're behind them.”
Mourinho stopped short of handing all the glory to his players despite the win and suggested that his team needed to work harder to grab an actual advantage in the title race.