Jose Mourinho

Chelsea’s loss to Palace should be Mourinho wake up call apparently


Jose Mourinho has been told he needs to take notes from Chelsea’s loss to Crystal Palace and come out and admit if he thinks his side have played for a point and got one – and just say it instead of making excuses.

Wright noted that a side like Manchester City will set out to play brilliant football and destroy a side – whereas Manchester United will always play for the point rather than going for three and risking coming away with none.

The Express report he said: “Why is Jose Mourinho coming out and saying ‘I was expecting them to take off a couple of people so I would be able to do this?

“Why is he making excuses for? Why is he making excuses?

“If he thinks that is a good point then he should say that’s a good point. I think that is what he should have said. 

“If you’re going to start picking points that you’re going to get, and I think they had a good opportunity to go to Liverpool and beat them, we saw what happened to Chelsea if you’re not on it.

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“Palace, hadn’t won in seven, hadn’t scored a goal, they beat them. 

“You can’t take anyone for granted in this league. 

“You have to beat the teams with the form you’re going into the game with. 

“That’s the difference with Pep (Guardiola). Look what (Manchester) City did to Stoke.”


Manchester City

The obvious comparison to United at the minute are Manchester City, who are playing football that has the majority of people sitting up and taking notice.

Not only are they scoring for fun, but their defence looks far better than last season, and that’s a key factor in their success.

Kevin De Bruyne attributed their success last night to Ederson after his first penalty save, and it has to be noted that they look far more solid at the back this season than they did last term with Claudio Bravo and Willy Caballero in net.