Jose Mourinho calls for Chelsea response

Jose Mourinho Chelsea 1-3 Everton

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Jose Mourinho insists he is the right man to lead Chelsea as he urged his side to bounce back from Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Everton.

The defending champions have managed just four points from their opening five games in what has been the club’s worst start to a Premier League season.

The pressure is already on Mourinho but the Blues boss believes there is no one better to lead a Chelsea revival.

“The results are the worst in my career,” said Mourinho. “They are not adapted to my quality, my status, but I am coping well with the situation. I am not feeling pressure.

“I am the man for the job. I don’t think there is better man who could come and do my job.”

The Stamford Bridge side are already 11 points behind league leaders Manchester City and Mourinho claims the title is now out of Chelsea’s “control”, but he would not rule out a challenge.

Chelsea host Israeli outfit Maccabi Tel Aviv in the Champions League group stages on Wednesday and Mourinho feels the start of the new European campaign represents a great opportunity for his side to kick start their season.

He added: “I know that a lot of people are happy that after so many years to see me in a situation like this.

“Fair play. Enjoy. But I will enjoy my day tomorrow, again working hard as always thinking that on Wednesday we can win.”

Chelsea are 1.13 to beat Maccabi Tel Aviv, a draw is 8.50 and the visitors can be backed at 26.00.

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