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Mourinho wants ‘dream’ fourth place

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho wants to attain a “dream” by finishing in the prime four at the finish of the season.

The Premier League champions have struggled so far, lying in 14th location, 14 points off fourth position.

“Maybe we have a likelihood to dream with a wonderful finish and finish fourth. Even though it is mathematically possibly, we have to try,” mentioned Mourinho.

The Blues travel to face surprise leaders Leicester in the league on Monday (kick-off 20:00 GMT).

‘I was convinced of fourth’

In a season full of shock results for Mourinho’s males, last weekend’s 1- defeat at Stamford Bridge to Bournemouth was arguably the most surprising scoreline of their campaign.

The Cherries became the first promoted side to beat Chelsea at property considering that Charlton in April 2001. It left the London side just two points above the relegation zone.

“Just before we lost the final three points against Bournemouth, I was convinced of fourth, of a excellent December for us,” mentioned Mourinho. “I have to be sincere and say the last defeat was some thing that I was far away from believing was feasible.

“The reality is that some clubs are carrying out so nicely, and some are not capable of performing what men and women are utilized to. It is not attainable for clubs to win 3, 4, five, 10 matches in a row now.”

‘I’ve began so I will finish’

Chelsea’s poor begin to the season has inevitably led to inquiries about Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge but the Portuguese manager is adamant he will remain in his job.

“I imagine myself finishing my contract with Chelsea,” he added. “I have three and half years on my contract.

“Right after that I envision myself coaching, not each and every club, there are some clubs I will in no way handle.

“I feel that the negative outcomes are not standard, but the likelihood for each and every manager to do his work and finish what he began is. What is not normal is what is happening now.”

‘Sacking Mourinho would be foolish’

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would be “foolish” to sack manager Jose Mourinho, says former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The reigning champions are 14th in the Premier League obtaining lost eight of their 15 matches this season.

It has been reported that Mourinho could be sacked  if the Blues fail to win their subsequent two games.

“There is no point in sacking one of the greatest coaches of all time,” mentioned Ferguson.

“He has sacked so numerous coaches in the final 10 years. I am certain he has learned by it.

“He has to trust and have self-assurance that Jose can turn it round. In every nation he has managed in he has won the big trophies.

“It would be foolish to sack him. It would be poor management.”

Mourinho returned to Chelsea in the summer of 2013 and won the league and Capital One particular Cup in his second season, adding to the two league titles, FA Cup and two League Cups he won for the duration of his very first spell at the club from 2004 to 2007.

Roman Abramovich

Roman Abramovich has has nine managers for the duration of his ownership of Chelsea

Amongst his stints at Stamford Bridge he won 4 main trophies with Inter Milan and two at Real Madrid.

“Now is the 1st time he has been confronted with non-achievement during his entire profession,” stated Ferguson, speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt London occasion.

“For the 1st time in his life he has had to deal with undesirable publicity and adversity and that is a challenge.

“But there are indicators they are acquiring back to a balance, though they lost on Saturday.

“All excellent leaders will ultimately uncover a solution. I know the guy and I know the perform he has completed in football and I can’t see it lasting extended.”

On Saturday, Chelsea travel to league leaders Leicester, who are two points clear at the top of the table beneath manager Claudio Ranieri and 17 ahead of the Blues.

Ferguson stated: “This is a large opportunity for them. The way they are playing, they could win the league.

“They have a challenge now of whether they can go the complete way with this present squad. If I was Claudio Ranieri I would want investment in January.”

Chelsea managers below Roman Abramovich

Name Trophies won

*Interim manager

Claudio Ranieri (2000-2004)

Jose Mourinho (2004-2007)

Premier League (2004-05, 2005-06), FA Cup (2006-07), League Cup (2004-05, 2006-07)

Avram Grant (2007-2008)

Luis Felipe Scolari (2008-2009)

Guus Hiddink (2009)*

FA Cup (2008-09)

Carlo Ancelotti (2009-2011)

Premier League (2009-10), FA Cup (2009-ten)

Andre Villas-Boas (2011-2012)

Roberto Di Matteo (2012)

FA Cup (2011-12), Champions League (2011-12)

Rafael Benitez (2012-2013)*

Europa League (2012-13)

Jose Mourinho (2013-present)

Premier League (2014-15), League Cup (2014-15)

Mourinho admits doubts more than top four

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admitted his group may well not be capable to qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League following losing 1- at residence to Bournemouth.

An eighth defeat in 15 Premier League games signifies the champions are 14 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

“Our objective is to finish best 4,” stated Mourinho.

“Prior to this game it was realistic to feel that our high quality would take us out of this position but maybe now we have to consider about leading six.”

Chelsea are now three points above the relegation zone and 17 points behind leaders Leicester.

Mourinho added: “I am concerned of course. There is no possibility that Chelsea will be fighting relegation.”

But right after saying he had no issue with a squad night out in midweek, he did question his players’ consistency following a poor run that has also seen them suffer property defeats by Crystal Palace, Southampton and Liverpool in the league this season.

“If our players are not able to give the maximum each and every day that is a difficulty,” he added. “If you analyse match after match there are a few layers exactly where it is tough to be constant. You think there is evolution, but maybe it is just 1 moment in which they are excellent.”

‘Referee made a clear mistake’

Diego Costa and Simon Francis

Diego Costa appealed for handball when the ball struck Simon Francis’ arm in the second half

Bournemouth substitute Glenn Murray scored the winner with his initial touch, only 99 seconds right after coming on, and there was a slight suspicion of offside about the aim.

But Mourinho mentioned he was much more concerned by referee Mike Jones’ decision not to award his team a penalty when Simon Francis slid in to tackle Diego Costa and the ball struck the Cherries skipper’s arm.

Costa came on as a half-time substitute soon after getting left out of Chelsea’s preceding game at Tottenham.

“We did not deserve to shed,” the Portuguese mentioned. “Our opponent – in the period that they believed only of defence – managed to get a goal and there was a clear mistake from the referee.

“I believe it is a clear handball and penalty with the score at -.

“They played in a way that some call intelligent, some say is not fair play. They had been taking time, calling for the health-related department and drinking water like it is a basketball timeout.”

On the goal, Mourinho added: “If it was offside it is an additional episode that goes against us, but I did not see it.”