Mourinho believes that the club’s humiliating FA Cup defeat highlighted the issue further.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has bemoaned a lack of depth in his Stamford Bridge squad and suggested that the weekend’s humiliating FA Cup defeat to League One side Bradford City helped to show why he tends to pick the same team for each Blues game, according to reports from the Independent.
Mourinho drafted in some players who have not been regulars in the Chelsea first team this season for the Bradford game, in the shape of the likes of Kurt Zouma, John Obi Mikel and Mohamed Salah, and that backfired as Phil Parkinson’s side roared back from two goals behind to claim a famous 4-2 win.
The Portuguese did make nine changes from the team that drew 1-1 away at Liverpool in the League Cup semi-final first leg at Anfield on Tuesday evening and, despite the team that he put out against Bradford looking strong, Mourinho seemed to bemoan a lack of depth during his postmortem:
“I don’t want to speak too much about this, but it is easy for you to understand now why I play almost every game with the same players. I don’t make many changes. I try to keep stability in the team. Maybe now you can understand a bit better why.”