Despite being under staunch criticism and tongue lash for series of poor performance, Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho has stated that his team aren’t afraid of relegation and he believes he team will be in top five by the end of the year, reports BBC.
Chelsea started the season in an uncharacteristic manner that left them in 16th position before the win against Aston Villa yesterday. However, they moved five places upwards after a 2-0 thumping of the Villans.
Their win yesterday culminated into their third in the Premier League and adding up to 11 points from nine games. In the post match conference after the win yesterday Mourinho said:
“We are not afraid of being relegated – we know come the end of the season we will be in the top five or six at least.
“But at the moment we are not there and we need points, so today we won at home and they are three points that were deserved and the players fought for.”
Meanwhile, Chelsea will be looking to carry on their new found momentum into their Champions League match in the middle of the week.
Having lost their last Champions League match against Porto, Mourinho and his men will be looking to redeem their image as defending Champions in the EPL and Champions League contenders.