IT was mourning time for loquacious Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, yesterday after his side fumbled again in the four-week old English Premier league losing 1-2 at home to Crystal Palace.
Mourinho who was for once not his boastful self, blamed himself for the home defeat, even as he praised the fighting spirit of the Alan Pardew tutored Crystal Palace.
“I blame myself for not making the needed changes…I kept fumbling players on the pitch for 90 minutes,” Mourinho said after the match.
On Palace, he stated: “The first thought is for Palace. They come with everything. Team ready, players ready, fans ready, fantastic spirit.”
Yesterday’s defeat is the second the Blues will be suffering this term and the result leaves Chelsea eight points behind Manchester City after just four games.
Just like Chelsea, another EPL giant, Liverpool fell at home by a scandalous 0-3 margin to West Ham. Liverpool who in week three showed class at the Emirates against Arsenal was simply a shadow of itself yesterday.
While Chelsea and Liverpool fumbled at home, Man City continued its fine run with a 2-0 home win over Watford and in the process set a new club record of 10 consecutive wins.
City are now one victory away from equaling Chelsea and Liverpool’s record winning streaks of 11games, but on this kind of form they look well capable of breaking the Premier League record of 14, set by Arsenal in 2002.
By George Aluo
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