Mourinho worried by Chelsea defeat
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that he is ‘angry and worried’, after seeing his side lose away to Newcastle United on Saturday, BBC Sport has reported.
Despite controlling the possession in the first half at St. James’ Park, Chelsea struggled to create chances, and the home team improved after the break, winning 2-0 thanks to Yoan Gouffran’s header, and Loic Remy’s late strike, leaving Mourinho disappointed with the display as the Blues lost for the second time this season in the Premier League.
The defeat, coupled with Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool, leaves Chelsea five points off top spot, which is occupied by the Gunners, and afterwards Mourinho said: "I'm angry because I don't understand [why we lost].
"I was expecting to lose my next game when the opponent was fantastic or when we were very unlucky - a match where we fought to our limits and couldn't get the result. Of course I am worried, and I read in previous years it happened the same. [Chelsea] were successful in cup competitions but not successful in the Premier League. I made 11 mistakes, 11 mistakes. I should have picked another 11 and not this one."
Prior to Saturday’s result, Chelsea had won eight of their previous nine games in all competitions. Their next two games are both at home, against Schalke 04 in the Champions League, before West Bromwich Albion visit Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.
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