Blues went down 1-0 at Everton on the weekend.
Returning Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has warned the club’s fans that the Blues are far from being unbeatable this season and not to expect a repeat of his debut campaign at Stamford Bridge nine years ago when the west London club strolled to the Premier League title, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The Portuguese suffered his first taste of defeat on Saturday since he made an emotional return to the club, with Chelsea going down to a surprise 1-0 loss to Everton at Goodison Park in the Premier League.
And already so far in the new campaign, the Blues have dropped four points after also being held to a goalless draw against Premier League champions Manchester United at Old Trafford, all of which contrasts sharply with the self-styled ‘Special One’s’ first spell in charge of the Blues in the 2004-05 season.
Then, Mourinho’s side did not endure their first league loss until October, when Chelsea went down 1-0 to Manchester City at Eastlands, and incredibly that proved to be their only defeat inflicted on them that season as they cruised to what was their first title for half a century.
However, Mourinho says that this season will be different as he tries to mould his young team together.
“No, it is not 2004 all over again,” he said.
“Then we lost against Manchester City in October – our only defeat. But that is not the point. We are not unbeatable. This is a different team.
“I came here to work – I don’t say peacefully because I am the first one that does not like to work peacefully – but to work with time, to develop the players and play the best they and we can.
“We have to be effective, be adult and not naive. That is what we have to work on. We have to transform the beautiful football we played into goals.
“We are not a club who will accept in a cool way that things will come. We’re going to chase it.
“The beginning of the season was hard. Away against Manchester United, away in the Super Cup against Bayern, and away against Everton.
“But Saturday was the story of a team with 21 shots that couldn’t score a goal. That is the beauty of football.”