Jose Mourinho is the master of the blame game. After three defeats on the trot for Chelsea, and the worst start to a Premier League campaign in ten years, Mourinho is blaming everything from the playing style and lack of maturity in his squad rather than taking the blame for his poor starting lineup selections and unwillingness to give Juan Mata a key role in the team.
Mourinho said today during his Chelsea press conference before tomorrow’s 12:30pm ET game against Fulham:
“I don’t like the way Chelsea were playing the last couple of years; the club doesn’t like it and we want to change,” he said. “We want to play a different style. The past is history – even my past. I’m here like I’ve just arrived.
“I know the steps I have to take; when you want to build something different, the players are adapted and comfortable – it is more difficult.
“If you want to do something different and the results are not good, there will be question marks.”
Could we have another situation where the sudden changes made by Mourinho to this Chelsea side have the same impact that Andre Villas-Boas’s changes had on the Blues when he was manager?
Mourinho may not have liked the way Chelsea played in the past two years, but in that time, Chelsea won the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League — two trophies that Mourinho was unable to win with Chelsea during his first stint as manager at Stamford Bridge.
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Here are tonight’s world soccer news headlines:
- José Mourinho says: ‘I don’t like the way Chelsea have played for two years’ — The Guardian
- Jose Mourinho blames Chelsea form on style change — BBC Sport
- Mourinho playing risky game in snubbing Mata — Telegraph
- José Mourinho tells Juan Mata to adapt after blasting Chelsea’s style — The Guardian
- Paolo Di Canio tells Sunderland fans to blame him not the players for poor start to Premier League season — Telegraph
- Paolo Di Canio pins blame for poor start on his players — Independent
- Mourinho insists Chelsea will not return to the old days of power football despite Basel defeat — The Mirror
- Swansea City skipper Ashley Williams a doubt for Crystal Palace trip — Evening Post
- Jose Mourinho boosted by Ramires’ return from suspension ahead of derby with Fulham — The Mirror
- West Ham consider sending striker to the USA — Premiership Talk
- Crystal Palace: Ian Holloway says Swansea inspired style change — BBC Sport
- Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling cleared of assault on former girlfriend — The Guardian
- Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran joins Watford on loan — BBC Sport
- Norwich team news: Gary Hooper set to get first start against Aston Villa — The Mirror
- Brendan Rodgers sees Rickie Lambert as example of talent dismissed early — The Guardian
- Toronto FC hire MLS player relations guru Tim Bezbatchenko as new GM — Pro Soccer Talk
- MLS suspends Toronto FC’s Jonathan Osorio for two games — Pro Soccer Talk
- Coventry fans given hope after supporters’ group holds talks over Ricoh Arena return — Independent
- Chris Baird: Reading sign former Fulham defender — BBC Sport
- El Salvador bans 14 for match-fixing, including match against the U.S. — Deadspin
- Victor Moses called up by Nigeria for important qualifiers — Liverpool FC
- Fifa warned winter World Cup in Qatar must not clash with Olympics — Independent
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