To most people, Everton was the better team at Goodison Park on Saturday, and deserved to pick up all three points from their 3-1 win over Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho, as we all know, is not most people.
Chelsea’s boss was claiming his club was unlucky on Merseyside, and to his credit he has examples.
But, again, the majority of folks won’t be buying it, and the reigning champs have just four points through five matches.
‘We deserved better and played for a better result,’ said Mourinho. ‘It’s too heavy for the way the players started the game, finished the game and played during the game. Confidence is low, we’re a team with some doubts, about some lucky and unlucky incidents in each game, but I felt the players deserved a better result than we got.
‘The biggest concern is that everything goes against us. We know we are making mistakes but with every mistake we are punished immediately. We lose a player for the first time, goal. One shot from outside the box, goal. After that it was a fantastic reaction. Eden Hazard had two fantastic chances with two shots, the ball hit the defender twice and when it looks like the ball was going in it goes for a corner.
The Blues are 11 points behind table-leading Man City, and already lost a six-pointer against the Etihad Stadium bunch. It’s too early to rule anyone out, but yikes.