Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho: I don’t care Man City dropped points
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists that he is paying no attention to Manchester City's fortunes
Jose Mourinho insisted that he is paying no attention to Manchester City’s results, despite watching his Chelsea side extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points on Saturday.
The Blues beat Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park, while defending champions City were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull City.
Eden Hazard gave Chelsea the lead in the eighth minute at Villa Park but Paul Lambert’s men equalised through Jores Okore’s header at the start of the second half.
However, Chelsea went ahead again shortly after thanks to Branislav Ivanovic’s 66th-minute goal.
Speaking at his post-match news conference Mourinho insisted that he was not surprised to see Steve Bruce’s men take a point off the champions.
However, the Portuguese coach also declared that he was not bothered about the result as he continues to focus on his own team’s fortunes.
“I’m surprised by nothing,” Mourinho told the media. “In this country every team can take points.
“I’m not surprised but I don’t care about it. When you are top of the league you don’t need the other teams to lose points. We have to focus on ourselves.
“In another country I would say [the seven-point lead] was fantastic, but in this country I would say it’s nothing. Every game is difficult, anything can happen.
“Seven points means seven points. We have 14 matches to go, 42 points to play for. We have a lead of seven and I think it’s nice.
“Let’s try to win the next game. If we do we will have a seven- point lead with 13 matches to go. Let’s go step by step.”
Chelsea’s next game is a home clash with Everton at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League on Wednesday night.