The start of this new Premier League season has not been a good one for Jose Mourinho and his team as they have sustained a draw and a defeat in their opening 3 matches of the season which is a hugely underwhelming way to kick-off a season, especially if your task is to defend the league title.
Before the 2014-15 Premier League had even kicked off, Jose Mourinho released a statement and the Portuguese coach said that Chelsea is not going to need as many points to win the Premier League title compared to the previous season.
Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho said: “To win the Premier League, we don’t need so many points as before. I think more defeats, more lost points for the top teams. Crystal Palace buyYohanCabaye, as an example. I could give you much more examples.Welcome this mentality, welcome this economic power, welcome this ambition. If the Premier League was difficult, the Premier League will now be more difficult and I think less points will win the title.”
Chelsea’s start of the season has been a disastrous one as they sustained a defeat when playing against Manchester City and could only muster a draw when locking horns with Swansea City but besides those disappointing results; Jose Mourinho has also seen one of his players receiving a red card even though only 3 matches have been played.
John Terry brought down West Bromwich Albion’s Salomon Rondon at the 53rd minute which led to the veteran defender receiving a straight red card. This red card was the first one that John Terry has received since April of 2010.
This is certainly not the way that Jose Mourinho wanted to start the 2015-16 season of the Premier League and they will have to bounce back from this string of underwhelming results and performances but if the statement of Mourinho does indeed come true and Chelsea will need fewer points to win the league title then these drop of points will not be such a big blow for the club.