Mourinho fears lack of squad depth could undo Chelsea title bid

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed fears that a lack of depth in his current squad could prove their undoing in their bid to win the Premier League title, the Independent is reporting.

Mourinho’s fringe players were left shocked and somewhat embarrassed after a four goal comeback saw League One side Bradford City advance into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-2 win at Stamford Bridger last weekend.

With the club half way through a Capital One Cup semi-final and with a crunch title decider against Manchester City this weekend the Portuguese made nine changes to his selection.

And in the wake of the defeat – which Mourinho claimed he was ‘ashamed’ about – the manager has spoken of his motives to play large parts of the season without much rotation.

He said: “I don’t want to speak too much about this, but it is easy for you to understand now why I play almost every game with the same players. I don’t make many changes. I try to keep stability in the team. Maybe now you can understand a bit better why.”

With the Blues determined to not suffer the same fate as the likes of Manchester City when it comes to Financial Fair Play rules it is unclear whether the club will venture out in this winter’s transfer window – which has just five days left to run.

However there have been hints that if the club can shift some lesser viewed players such as Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah – Wolfsburg and Roma are credited with interests in the players respectively – then there could be arrivals at Stamford Bridge.

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