Jose Mourinho is looking around the Premier League and seeing blood in the water, and he’d like to see more sharks wearing Chelsea shirts.
After Monday, the Blues will hold a minimum four-point lead in the table through 12 games — Second-place Southampton plays Aston Villa to close the match week– and he knows his side has a chance to be historically-good.
And this season, he has all his players and no excuses. So he’s a little ticked off that his Blues aren’t pouring forth goals to match their dominant play.
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Speaking after Chelsea dispatched West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, Mourinho reiterated that he wants his team to be sharks and that their output isn’t up to snuff.
“At half-time it should be four or five nil is the reality. With us this happens so, so many times.
“We need to improve and we need to bring other dimensions to our game. One of these dimensions is to be more critical and score more goals.”
Mourinho admits he is delighted with the way his side have been performing, but is keen to stress he is not getting carried away.
The Portuguese boss continued: “The reality is we are getting the results we deserved because we are playing really well. The moment we stop playing the football we are playing, we are going to have problems with results.
When asked about looking annoyed during games, Mourinho said he “is always annoyed.” To wit, Chelsea is nearly a third of the way through an unbeaten season and finds itself leading its UEFA Champions League group. With a decent schedule despite a pair of group stage games over the next three weeks, Chelsea fans will be talking perfection if the Blues can weave their way through to the new year.
Can they? Better yet, can anyone catch them?