Chelsea media round-up: Mourinho dismisses specific criticism of his team

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been quoted by the FIFA website claiming his team aren’t complacent.

The Blues dropped points in the title race over the weekend after a 1-1 draw against Southampton.

The Portuguese coach has dismissed claims that his side have grown too comfortable with their lead at the top of the table.

“We are not complacent. It is something I cannot accuse my players of in every game, of being complacent. I'm not afraid of that,” he said.

Mourinho has also been quoted by the Daily Star suggesting that the title race is by no means over.

Chelsea have a six point advantage at the top with a game in hand over their closest challengers Manchester City.

However, the boss is taking nothing for granted with ten games left for his team in the season.

“Of course, both teams are in the title race. I'm happy with the situation. I'm happy with the six-point lead,” he said.

Mourinho has also conceded in the Daily Mirror that London rivals Arsenal have dragged themselves into the title race.

Arsenal are only seven points behind Chelsea and could turn things around if the Blues lose points over their next few games.

However, Mourinho has insisted that if someone had offered him Chelsea’s current position, he’d have taken it.

“If someone had told me in August that, at the end of March, we’d be six points in front with a match in hand, I’d have signed for that immediately,” he said.

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