Jose Mourinho: This is why Chelsea get so much abuse

Jose Mourinho used his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend's game against Manchester United to react to a report from Kick It Out.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was asked at his pre-match press conference as to why his side gets so much abuse, after a report from Kick It Out stated that they were the club that received the most negative posts from people who use social media.

The Blues boss seemed to suggest that it was because of his side's dominance this season, which has seen them sit on top of the Premier League since the first weekend of the season.

Ahead of this weekend's game with Manchester United at Stamford Bridge - where his side could take another big step towards winning the title with a win - Mourinho said: "I think it is because we are boring - we have been top of the league since day one. That is something people in this country don't like.

"Everyone would love the Premier League to be like the Championship where four teams are separated by a couple of points.

"I know that would be the ideal scenario in the Premier League, but we are trying not to allow that to happen."

It does say a lot about Mourinho's teams that he would like his side to do things in a more methodical manner, rather than get brownie points for attractive football - though some fans have probably held their success against them ever since Roman Abrahamovich took control of the club back in 2003.

Mourinho is also right to suggest that the league has probably not been as exciting this season as it was last due to Chelsea’s dominance at the summit – with the 2013/14 campaign producing one of the most enthralling Premier League title races since the league was formed in 1992.

At the end of the day, the Chelsea manager didn't seem too concerned in his press conference about this revelation. There was a wry smile from him suggesting that he must be doing something right.

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