Jose Mourinho has stated that his Chelsea side – which have been alarmingly woeful this term – are not afraid of getting relegated and they know they will be in the top five of the Premier League at the end of the year, as per BBC.
The Blues have endured a difficult start to the campaign this term, as they – prior to yesterday’s victory over Aston Villa – were languishing in 16th place in the Premier League.
The victory against Tim Sherwood’s side ensured that they have managed just three victories in nine Premier League outings.
It also marked the second time the Blues will keep a clean sheet in the league, with the pristine scoresheet occurring in the game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking after the Villa game 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 top 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 we deserved and the players fought for.”
The victory against the Midlands side would have done Chelsea a huge psychological boost ahead of their Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv on Wednesday.
Chelsea lost their last game in the CL to Porto and Mourinho will be desperate for his side to return to winning ways against the Ukrainian outfit and keep the form going.