Jose Mourinho saw his squad overcome Crystal Palace, 2-1, with Oscar tallying one goal and an assist to make the deficit unreachable for the Eagles, who grabbed a late score that couldn’t spur any successfully urgent momentum.
Prior to this game, the Chelsea boss revealed that if he was approached to re-sign with the London-based club, he do so in a heartbeat.
“I [would] sign tomorrow,” he said, via The Daily Telegraph. “That’s what I want. I want to stay in Chelsea and English football because I think I won the right. Unfortunately, Chelsea’s not my club. I depend on the club and I depend on the results.”
So far, Mourinho has helped guide his squad to the very top of the 2014-15 Premier League table, five points ahead of reigning champs Manchester City, currently sitting at second place with 17 points.
The former Real Madrid head man admits that his side could’ve seized the league title last season, and the anticipation of such success was present when Mourinho was hired last summer.
But City and Liverpool proved were the two best, and Chelsea, armed with firepower but lacking a forward goal scorer, lagged in third place.
This year’s campaign is different, says Mourinho, due to new signings and the improved cohesion level between players.
“Last year, I was feeling that we could [win the league] but we were not ready to cope with that pressure,” he said. “We couldn’t cope with certain moments of the game.
“This season we improve footballistically, with Diego and [Cesc] Fabregas, no doubt. We were lucky to have in the market available for us exactly the style of player we need. But what people maybe don’t realise is that the maturity of our team changed a lot.”