Chelsea’s under-siege manager Jose Mourinho believes he will be given time to turn Chelsea’s miserable season around, despite a 3-1 home defeat to Liverpool.
Chelsea boss under pressure after 3-1 home defeat
SHOWS: LONDON, UK (OCTOBER 31, 2015) (NICHE MEDIA – ACCESS ALL)
1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO, ASKED BY JOURNALIST IF HE THOUGHT IT WAS HIS LAST MATCH IN CHARGE, SAYING:
Mourinho: “No I don’t.”
2. WHITE FLASH
3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING:
Journalist asking: Jose do you believe that you will be given enough time to turn this around in the way that you want to?”
Mourinho: “Yes, I think.”
4. WHITE FLASH
5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CHELSEA MANAGER JOSE MOURINHO SAYING:
“Two minutes extra time, we concede the goal on two minutes 35 seconds.”
STORY: Philippe Coutinho scored twice as Liverpool recovered from an early deficit to beat struggling Premier League champions Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday (October 31) and pile more pressure on Blues manager Jose Mourinho.
Ramires headed Chelsea in front after four minutes but Mourinho’s side looked woefully short of confidence as Liverpool hit back to claim a first league win for new boss Juergen Klopp.
Coutinho rewarded Liverpool for an impressive recovery by curling in an equaliser in the third minute of first-half stoppage time.
The Brazilian put Liverpool in front after 74 minutes with another curler following Christian Benteke’s knock down and Benteke condemned Chelsea to their third home league loss of the season with a low shot into the corner with seven minutes left.
With Mourinho standing glumly on the touchline, Liverpool fans chanted: “You’re getting sacked in the morning”.
Chelsea had already made the worst start to a season for Premier League champions and now have only 11 points from 11 games played, leaving them in 15th place.
In all competitions so far this season Chelsea have lost nine times, including their midweek defeat on penalties by Stoke City in the League Cup which they won last season.
Liverpool moved up to seventh with 17 points.
Afterwards in a sometimes testy news conference Mourinho said he expected to be given time to turn around the defending English champions’ dreadful start to the season.
Asked by a reporter if he expected the match to be his last game, a tight-lipped Mourinho responded: “No, I don’t.”
When another reporter attending a post-match news conference asked if he thought Mourinho would be given the chance to fix Chelsea’s alarming slump to just above the relegation zone, the Portuguese coach said: “Yes, I think”.
Mourinho also made a point about Liverpool’s equaliser, which came after the two minutes stoppage time at the end of the first half.
“Two minutes extra time, we concede the goal on two minutes 35 seconds,” he said.