Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho gives update after Crystal Palace loss
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea will not be forced into panic-buying after their surprise loss to Crystal Palace
Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea will not be forced into panic-buying in the wake of their shock 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Blues’ stuttering start to the new season continued as second-half goals from Bakary Sako and Joel Ward handed Alan Pardew’s men a famous win in west London.
We have to do better. Me and the players have to do better
With the summer transfer window set to close on Tuesday evening, Blues supporters will be keen to see if their club are able to bring in any more reinforcements before the 18:00 BST deadline.
But speaking after his side’s loss, Mourinho played down the chances of his side being forced into making additional moves in the transfer market in the wake of the result.
Mourinho told his news conference at Stamford Bridge: “I hope this does not prompt us to the transfer market. I don’t like that.
“I gave my club the report of the season projection on April 21. I don’t think it’s now on August 29 or 30 that I am going to say ‘I want this’ or ‘I want that’.
“We have to do better. Me and the players have to do better.”
Saturday’s loss left Chelsea 13th in the Premier League table, with the Blues having taken just four points from their opening four games to leave them eight points behind leaders Manchester City.