Jody Morris has laughed off Jose Mourinho’s admission he’s ‘fearful’ about Chelsea’s means to combine it with the perfect groups.
Frank Lampard and assistant Morris have led Chelsea to 3rd within the Premier League desk after a run of six successive wins, with their most up-to-date victory coming towards Crystal Palace on Saturday as they fielded their youngest ever beginning XI.
However talking to Sky Sports activities, Mourinho questioned whether or not Chelsea underneath Lampard are ok when examined on the high degree – highlighting their defensive frailties as purpose for his concern – and dismissed their possibilities of a high two end.
Mourinho, who received the three league titles at Chelsea, mentioned: “Within the first weekend, I used to be fearful (after they misplaced 4-Zero to Manchester United). I’m nonetheless fearful with the massive matches.
“I believe implausible work; the youngsters which can be coming to the crew are becoming amazingly nicely with the massive gamers like Willian, Kante.
“I believe it’s actually, actually nice work by Frank. However they misplaced twice towards United. They misplaced towards Liverpool at residence. They conceded 4 targets towards Ajax.
“I’m very, very curious to see Chelsea within the subsequent match on the Etihad [against Manchester City].
“I’m curious to see in the event that they discovered that nice [balance] between the good soccer they play and the pragmatism they should have to play the highest groups, after they play the highest groups.
“After they discover that I believe they’ve an incredible crew for the long run.
“I don’t imagine in them to complete high two, however I imagine very severely that they’re going to seek out high 4.”
Nevertheless, Morris, who spent seven years as a participant at Chelsea and have become assistant supervisor to Lampard firstly of this season, didn’t appear overly involved with what Mourinho needed to say.
Taking to Twitter on Monday, Morris retweeted a video of Mourinho’s feedback about Chelsea with the message “Jose remains to be fearful” adopted by three ‘laughing face’ emojis.
Morris then uploaded a video on his Instagram web page which once more referred to Mourinho.
Captained “Jose” adopted by a laughing emoji, Morris is seen dabbing his eyes with a handkerchief whereas the music ‘Bitter Candy Symphony’ performs within the background.
Whereas Mourinho has doubts about Chelsea, Lampard felt his younger aspect handed one other stern check towards Palace on Saturday.
Second-half targets from Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic secured the Blues all three factors at Stamford Bridge.
“Each recreation within the Premier League is tough, significantly towards a crew as organised as Palace,” mentioned Lampard.
“Within the first half we began nicely, then allowed our tempo to drop, however once we got here out within the second half with the intent that we did, we received the sport comparatively comfortably – a pleasant, strong win with a clear sheet.
“We’ve had groups come right here and be tough to interrupt down, it’s a check of not solely the way you unlock the door, however can you turn on to ensure you don’t get hit by the sucker punch?
“I used to be actually delighted with the sport administration in a recreation like as we speak. I received as a lot pleasure out of Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori’s performances in defence, and the midfielders shielding in entrance of them, as I did our attacking play.”
Following the worldwide break, Chelsea face a troublesome journey of their subsequent match, after they face Man Metropolis, who beat them 6-Zero the final time they met within the league.
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