Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opined that the club’s Premier League rivals are attempting to buy the title. He has primarily targetted Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City who have spent huge this summer to strengthen their squad. Compared to that Chelsea’s net spending is nominal since last season.
During Roman Abramovic’s takeover of the club in 2003, the Blues earned the tag of big spenders and buying success. They used to shell out large sums of money to acquire the best players. Incidentally Jose Mourinho was the manager of Chelsea at that time. Thus, such statement coming from Mourinho might seem to be a bit of oxymoron.
Mourinho ws quoted by Sky Sports: “In the beginning of Mr Abramovich coming to Chelsea, Chelsea was buying the title.
“Now, they are buying the title. All of them, they are buying the title.
“It is up to us to be strong and to fight them and, obviously, to try and win it again, even without the big investments.”
The Portuguese manager also spoke overwhelming support from fans at North Carolina. Chelsea defeated PSG in their International Champions Cup game on Saturday night.
Jose Mourinho was impressed by the enthusiasm shown by the spectators and suggested that, if Chelsea ever need to temporarily vacate Stamford Bridge while the ground is expanded, they could play a match or two in United States of America.
Mourinho further said: “The people gave us an atmosphere which is not normal because, in the end, this is a friendly match.
“This is a match where you are not obsessed with the result, we just want to train.
“You make changes to the team not tactically, you make changes because you have a plan to give a certain number of minutes to everyone, but the people made it a big atmosphere. Thanks a lot for that.
“Maybe, when we don’t have Stamford Bridge for a couple of years, we can come here and play a couple of matches in the Premier League, because we know the support is fantastic.”