Mourinho to ring the changes at Chelsea after Newcastle defeat

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has vowed to keep tinkering with his starting XI after the Blues were beaten by Newcastle in the Premier League, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer, almost six years after he left the club following a trophy-laden first spell, but admitted after losing 2-0 to the Magpies that he has been disappointed with some of his team’s displays and would make changes accordingly to try and eradicate such slips.

I don’t know my best team because we have this kind of performance,” Mourinho said. “I know basically which is my best team, but it depends on the way we perform, because performances and results alter your decisions. This was the kind of match I really have to analyse deeply because it was the worst,” he added.

Goals from Yoann Gouffran and Loic Remy gave Alan Pardew’s side victory and left Chelsea five points adrift of league leaders Arsenal after the Gunners beat Liverpool. Chelsea remain second but are level on points with both the Reds and Tottenham Hotspur, who drew with Everton.

You have to know why you win and you don’t win by a miracle,” Mourinho continued. “You win by effort, by commitment, by ambition, by quality, by expressing yourself individually, but in the team context.

I will not be making 11 changes on Wednesday because it will be too much, but I will be making a lot of changes for sure. I am angry and frustrated with the team and I am part of the team. I will look at myself as well.

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