Under-fire Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has, for the first time, admitted that he “cannot promise” the Blues a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League. Mourinho and Chelsea find themselves under massive pressure as they endure their worst start to a Premier League season.
Speaking to the media ahead of their mammoth clash against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho said,” I cannot promise. Chelsea is a big club — it’s the club I chose to come to. It’s a club I live in a very specific way, with respect. Liverpool is a big club. Man United is a super big club.”
Going on to prove his point, Mourinho added, “Last season Liverpool won nothing and didn’t qualify for the Champions League, and they are still a big club. Two years ago United didn’t qualify for the Champions League — not even the Europa League — won nothing, and they are still a monster club. That is football.”
The Blues are currently in 15th place in the Barclays Premier League after having picked up only 11 points from their first 10 games of the season. This is not only their worst start to a Premier League season but it’s also the worst start that a championship winning side have made. The Special One is usually remembered for creating actually successful records so to find him creating a rather unfortunate one is a sight that is taking some getting used to.