With Chelsea sitting in 15th as we near the heavy December slate, Jose Mourinho has ruled his club out of the running to defend their Premier League title, but says they’re still gunning for Champions League play next season.
Following their 1-0 win over Norwich City on Saturday, Mourinho declared, “Fourth position for me is not an impossible mission. If you ask me the title I would say impossible mission.”
As usual, Mourinho couldn’t just give us his opinion straight. He had jokes.
“Maybe Tom Cruise can do it [but] it’s complicated because you have to recover points from four candidates. But to grab one of the [teams] that go up and will also have a little bit of a collapse… the fourth position is a difficult position but a possible target.”
GET IT GUYS? IT’S A MISSION IMPOSSIBLE JOKE. Oh you got that already? Sorry.
It’s understandable Mourinho was feeling chipper. The win over Norwich was their first victory in the team’s last five tries, and brought them within five of the table’s top half. The 14 points for the Blues is still 12 back of a Champions League place, but have a relatively soft schedule in the coming weeks with Bournemouth, Sunderland, and Watford on the slate before the new year.