‘I am still worried’: Jose Mourinho claims Chelsea will not make the top two as he casts doubts on their ability to handle the big sides and suggests they are not pragmatic enough

  • Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon
  • It was the London club’s sixth consecutive victory in the Premier League
  • The Blues are now level on points with second-placed Leicester City  
  • Jose Mourinho doesn’t think that they can achieve a top two finish  

Chelsea may have recorded their sixth consecutive Premier League victory against Crystal Palace but Jose Mourinho still harbours a number of doubts about Frank Lamapard’s team.

The Blues beat Palace 2-0 at Stamfors Bridge on Saturday to move up to third, level on points with second-placed Leicester and five points behind leaders Liverpool.

However, Mourinho believes a top-two finish will be a step too far. 

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Jose Mourinho doesn't think that Chelsea have what it takes to finish in the top two

Jose Mourinho doesn’t think that Chelsea have what it takes to finish in the top two 

‘In the first weekend, I was worried and I am still worried,’ he said during Sky’s Premier League coverage on Sunday. 

‘I think fantastic work – the kids that are coming to the team are fitting amazingly well with the top class players like Willian and (N’Golo) Kante.

‘Really great work by Frank but they have lost twice against Manchester United, they lost against Liverpool at home, they conceded four goals against Ajax and I am very curious to see Chelsea in the next match at the Etihad because I think I am curious to see if they found that great empathy between the good football they play and the pragmatism they must have to play against the top teams. 

‘When they find that I think they have a great team for the future. I don’t think they have it in them to finish in the top two – but I believe very seriously that they will finish top four.’

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to record their sixth consecutive Premier League victory

Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 2-0 to record their sixth consecutive Premier League victory 



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