Mourinho refuses to compare current Chelsea crop to past champions
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea have a long way to go in the title race
Jose Mourinho says there is no point comparing his current Chelsea crop to past triumphant Blues sides after the leaders were comfortable winners against West Bromwich Albion.
The west London side sealed a straightforward 2-0 victory courtesy of first-half strikes from prolific Diego Costa and Belgium international Eden Hazard at Stamford Bridge.
It’s not about playing beautiful football or being autumn champions. They have to win titles
Chelsea are seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table as second-place Southampton don’t play until Monday night.
And Mourinho, who guided Chelsea to Premier League glory in 2005 and 2006, is adamant that the Blues still have a long way to go in the title race.
“I cannot compare teams that won everything with teams that have won nothing,” Mourinho said.
“This team have won nothing. The other team finished a couple of years ago, we have John and Didier and nothing else.
“These guys have to win if they want to be seen as a great team, it’s not about playing beautiful football or being autumn champions. They have to win titles.
“But when I use ‘beautiful’ in relation to the football we played in the first half I think we all agree.”