“You don’t need to change formation to think of the game in a different way."

As always, we always look forward to hearing what Jose Mourinho has to say in his press conferenc...

As always, we always look forward to hearing what Jose Mourinho has to say in his press conference ahead of games and yesterday was no different.

After a disappointing result against Sunderland and comments made by Mourinho immediately afterwards, stating that we might have to change to a more defensive approach, I have asked the question about our formation and whether or not we should stop rotating the players and stick with our best eleven.

When asked about the a possible change to our current formation, Jose said:
 “You don’t need to change formation to think of the game in a different way. We have to try to improve certain aspects of our game.
We can improve our results by having more security when we lose possession of the ball, because at this moment we are not punishing opponents by scoring more.
One of the aspects we need to improve is the defensive work of the attacking players who are in the team.
It is the responsibility of all players, when the team loses the ball, to be – I won’t say more committed, because that’s not the right word, they are committed – but to change their brain a little bit.
To be a team that plays very good football is an important step. To be a team that plays good football and wins a lot of matches is a more difficult step.
That step is only possible when that offensive team defends very well when it doesn’t have possession of the ball.
Some players that are used to playing with the ball at their feet and are very comfortable in the offensive phase when the team possesses the ball, they have to also be very comfortable without the ball.”
Jose Mourinho went on to add that on Friday morning, the ONLY work he did in training with the team was on the defensive aspects of the game. That's excellent news as far as I am concerned!

We haven't been solid have we! We have conceded stupid goals in games and that's the problem that has remained constant throughout the season.

The Sunderland game was a perfect example. We dominate the game, go a goal up and couldn't kill off our opponents with that second or third goal. As a result, the opposition remains in the game. The majority of us must have felt the same as the game went on. Sunderland took heart from the fact that they had survived the chances missed and attacked us and scored twice!

I have said it in a previous article but will say it again here. For any successful side, you need a solid base to build from. Once you have that, then you always give yourselves a chance.

As for the attacking players and Jose Mourinho's comments about their work off the ball, it's the same story as has been all season long and there is nothing new there.

Chelsea are in transition and are a work in progress and eventually it WILL click into place and all come together but for now, any improvement in the defensive aspect of our performance would be a start!

Carefree & KTBFFH!


Opinion 6880926568721499137

Post a Comment

Classic Football Shirts

Toffs Chelsea

For the best football betting tips make sure to check out Tips Daddy for superior football predictions, expert accumulator tips, and in depth match previews. is dedicated to providing UK players with reviews and bonus offers from a variety of poker rooms that accept PayPal.
For the best Irish free bets try for a full range of betting bonuses available to Irish players
Get the best online bingo bonuses for Irish players at along with exclusive deposit bonuse

Diego Costa - Should he stay or should he go?

Looking to bet on football? then why not check out for the latest football specials and sign-up bonuses



Google +

Soccer Pro - Chelsea

Soccer Pro

The Football Blog Network

If in a hunt for a proper bookie, check out this betting site for proper comparison and ratings.
Get your sports betting promo codes today for the internets best free bets and bookies offers.
If you're looking for the best casino deposit bonuses take a look at to get the biggest bang for your buck on your initial deposit at all the best online casino sites
To compare free bets for betting on Chelsea visit
Get the best value for money when betting using for hundreds of free spins and bonuses
"For all those who enjoy a bet on side games and slots we recommend trying out the legendary slot here where you can get a range of deposit bonuses"
Fancy playing some casino slots online? Get the best ruby slippers slot machine bonuses and free spins available
Learn the ins and outs of poker, casino and what not, with an expert in anything related to betting. Go on Betminded and see for yourself.
Golden Riviera is an exclusive online casino with great online casino games, they’ll ensure you are treated to casino bonuses, special offers and a full calendar of activities to keep you entertained. They also host regular pokie tournaments that reward the top players with incredible cash prizes. Top online casino games from Golden Riviera Casino ™. Rated Australia's best online casino site for 2015. Check out Online Casino Australia Get $500 Free at Golden Riviera Casino. This casino is available in a number of languages including English, German, French, Dutch and Russian.
Top online casino action. Head to Casino UK for the best online casino in the United Kingdom. If you’re a UK gambler & are new to the world of online gaming and want to learn more, is the site for you. They help you find the leading online casino on the internet.
Betting on the football? Make sure you claim the best free bet offers for 2016
If you bet on Chelsea or any football, we recommend for free bets and bookies offers
Head on over to Free Bets No Deposit Required for the latest live football previews and free tips along with bundles of Free Bets No Deposit offers currently available from the UK Bookmakers.
Find the best online slot games, free spins and latest promotions
Betting on Chelsea? Make sure you’re singed up to the best betting websites to get the most for your money.
Looking for value bets, accumulator tips or more betting odds? Find the best football betting tips over at