Chelsea's Mourinho - Crisis, what crisis ?

Mourinho Dugout

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho dismissed claims that the club is going through a crisis, saying that the past week was just about a couple of bad results.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Fulham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, Mourinho said he would probably agree with some of the criticism levelled at the club, and disagree with others - despite not reading any the press and not knowing what they were!

'I didn’t read (any), but I can guess I have to agree with some critics, some opinions, but I didn’t read them. I accept opinions, and I accept critics, but for sure I agree with some and disagree with others', he said.

'I agree we must have better results'.

The Chelsea boss says there is no need to panic at this stage after losing a game in both the Premier League and Champions League in the last 7 days, and said that his side can recover.

'I always want to raise the bar. We lost to Everton and we lost to Basel but we are not out of those competitions.

'At the moment the situation in the league is completely unclear, we could finish first, we could finish last', Mourinho said.

Mourinho also said the he wants to change the way the side has been playing over the past couple of years and admitted he doesn’t know how long it will take before his players get it right.

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'I don’t like the way the Chelsea was playing in the last couple of years, we want to change the style. The profile of the players change. After Everton some of your colleagues were asking if I would like Didier in my squad, that’s history, a fantastic history'.

He also admitted he doesn’t know when his side might click saying it ‘might be tomorrow'.

'When I saw my team play against Bayern Munich, I thought the team was brilliant and when you play like that against Champions of Europe you think they can do it immediately'.

Mourinho also denied his strikers were lacking self-confidence or regretting loaning Romelu Lukaku to Everton.

'I don’t think it’s a question of lack of confidence'.

On Fulham, Mourinho said: 'I think they have a very good experienced manager, a very experienced team that’s completely adapted to the Premier League. They know how to play, they have talented players. I think they are a very difficult opponent'.

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