BPL Day 4: Chelsea 1-2 Crystal Palace

As Falcao scored his first goal for Chelsea in the Premier League, the Blues could not fight back Crystal Palace which took a 2-1 advantage at Stamford Bridge and never let go. Chelsea is already 8 points behind leader Manchester City.

Are Mourinho’s days numbered?? Here is what he has to say:

“Palace came with everything, their team was ready, their players were ready and they came with a fantastic spirit. They were lucky but they deserved the luck, they fought a lot for that.I think we deserved more. I am not saying we deserved to win because it is not true, but we deserved more than the result we got. 

That is the way you work during the week, to perform collectively and to do that you need individual performances. At this level, when opponents are good and well-organised, with good spirit and nothing to lose, you need people to perform. I cannot say I had 11 players performing at the same time.

Two or three of them were far from good and I blame myself for keeping one of them on for 90 minutes. The reality is we had a bad start, four points from four matches is a very bad start. Falcao’s goal means nothing for the team but for his personal confidence it is good and he is fine. From his reaction after the goal you could see his happiness because he has come from a difficult period.

We have eight points less than the leader and in another league I would say game over because in these leagues for top teams it is very difficult to lose so many points. In the Premier League I don’t say game over”.  

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