Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had admitted that the club might not lift the Premier League this term with the way Chelsea have been going so far. The Blues lead the Red Devils by 13 points and they are six points clear at the top.
It has been an amazing turn around for Antonio Conte and his men. It has been an ideal first half that has seen speculations that Chelsea could go all the way since their change in formation and mentality started winning games, even tough games. The club has maintained an eleven match-winning streak, which could continue into January.
Mourinho claimed that the Stamford Bridge based out fit was no longer concerned with how they played but that they were concerned with winning games. This is sort of funny, considering that Mourinho employed even unpopular tactics to win games during his two terms at the helm of affairs at his former club.
Chelsea have won their last four games with a 1-0 scoreline with nine clean sheets. Since their turn around – after the 3-0 loss to Arsenal – they have conceded just two goals.
When the Portuguese tactician was asked if United could still win the league title, he said:
“You have to be honest and say that is very difficult. It’s not just the difference in points, it’s also the Chelsea philosophy of playing.”
“They score one goal and they win. They defend a lot. They defend well. They are wining and, in the last 20 minutes, they bring defenders in. They don’t care what people say, what people think. They just want to win. And, because of that, I don’t see them losing many points,” Mourinho added.
The manager went on to promise that the form the team has found would bring better results in the New Year. He added that United would finish in the top three though he acknowledged the competition at the top.