Jose Mourinho confident of top four without squad changes, Courtois update

Mourinho Press Conference Still

Jose Mourinho has addressed the media ahead of Chelsea's game with Norwich City in the Premier League.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said he is confident his side will turn a corner very soon, starting with Saturday's home game with Norwich City, and has said that he will not need any transfer business to aid him along the way.

The defending champions have endured a woeful start to the season which has left them languishing in 16th place in the Premier League table, three points above the relegation zone and out of the League Cup.

But Mourinho has remained positive, again insisting that he has the full backing of the board and the owner and believes his side will deliver a top-four finish this season - something which hasn't been done in the Premier League previously when a side has been in the position Chelsea currently find themselves in.

He told reporters at his pre-match press conference, as shown on the club's official website: "I will not ask any change to the board for January. I am happy with my players, I trust the players I don't need to 'clean' the dressing room like I heard was written somewhere. I don't need to ask the club to spend any money in January."

One of the reasons he believes his side will go through a good patch of form is because he has players like Radamel Falcao and Thibaut Courtois returning, the latter of which is expected to return in December, but Mourinho did not put a specific date on the Belgian's return, but has confirmed he is doing some training with the first team as he steps up his rehabilitation from a knee injury.

He said: "When I'm saying December I am saying between the first and last day of December. I cannot say too much, I can say things are going normal.

"The pictures are real. He is training with the team in some exercises, in some moments and some periods. He is still in the hands of the medical staff."

Despite the recent poor form which has seen Chelsea unusually lose three of their opening Premier League home games, he says that playing at home will not affect his side because of the fans' support, and says all of those associated with the club, in particular his players, deserve a good run of form - and that a long run to the next international break means there are plenty of opportunities for his side to find some.

He added: "I think we are going to play well, I think we’re going to get a good result.

"Stamford Bridge has been very good for us. It’s one more reason to try to give Stamford Bridge what they want.

"In some stadiums in some clubs when the results are not good it is the home stadium that plays against you too. This is not the case.

"It is important for us to go to a good period because the owner deserves, the board, deserves and the supporters deserve it so much, but more important is we [him and the players] deserve."

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