The PFA awards were announced on Sunday night, and a staggering six of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea players made it into the Team of the Year – but the Blues boss reckons even more should have been picked.
Stamford Bridge stars Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were all voted by their peer’s into the Premier League Team of the Year, along with David de Gea, Ryan Bertrand, Alexis Sanchez, Philippe Coutinho and Harry Kane.
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Chelsea have been sat comfortably at the top of the Premier League table for almost the entire season, yet the Blues have come under heavy criticism for their style of play – with Arsenal fans singing ‘boring, boring Chelsea’ (via Sky Sports) in Sunday afternoon’s goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium.
Nonetheless, Mourinho isn’t bothered by the chants his side are facing – and believes that his Blues team has been so dominant over the campaign – that eleven Chelsea players should have made into the PFA Team of the Year, particularly Cesc Fabregas.
When asked how many Chelsea stars should have been chosen, the Portuguese cooly replied, “All,” as quoted by the Daily Star.
“But I know that this is the Chelsea manager speaking, and obviously I respect every one of the players in that team, and especially everyone that chose,” he added.
“Just as an example, the season Cesc Fabregas is doing, the number of assists and quality of his game… not to be there is a bit strange,” the 52-year-old continued.
“And I think that team wouldn’t win the Premier League. Because that team is four defenders, Matic and ‘only’ five to attack. So it’s a team without any balance.
“That team is missing a midfield player, and I think that midfield player should be Fabregas. But this is not important.”