Blues boss critical despite side’s dominance.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was critical of his side’s inability to take their chances in their 1-0 defeat to Everton at Goodison Park, Sky Sports reports.
The Blues were highly dominant in possession and in terms of chances created, though they failed to take advantage with Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle both particularly culpable in front of goal.
The defeat continues Chelsea’s slightly uncertain start to the season, with a series of unconvincing displays leading to narrow victories up until they came unstuck against the Toffees today.
Given Chelsea’s dominance over Everton, Mourinho admitted he didn’t know if he felt his side deserved to win the game or lose the game, as he feels his players should have been more clinical to kill off their opponents.
“I don’t know if I have to say we didn’t deserve to lose, or if I should say we deserved to lose,” he said after the game.
“We didn’t deserve it (to lose) because we were the best team, because we play the best football, because we dominate the whole game, because we had 21 shots, because we risk everything we could…
“In that sense it is fair to say we deserved to win the game.
“But the other way, a team that has 21 shots, some of them easy shots and easy situations to score and we don’t score and we have a mistake in the last minute of the first half…
“Maybe with that I should say we deserve to lose.”
Chelsea tried to bring in new players upfront for much of the summer due to the poor recent form of Fernando Torres and Demba Ba, though their main signing in Eto’o was only a backup plan to their first choice Wayne Rooney, who ended up staying at Manchester United.
Ironically, one of Chelsea’s best-looking strike options has been sent out on loan to today’s opponents, with Romelu Lukaku set to spend the 2013/14 season at Goodison Park.