Jose Mourinho had an epic response to claims that his Chelsea side are boring after his side recorded a 0-0 draw at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium that all but claimed the Premier League title for the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Arsenal fans began to sing, “Boring boring Chelsea,” as the match came to an end with a goalless draw because Mourinho’s side decided to consolidate and defend rather than attack. And when Jose Mourinho was quizzed about these songs, the Portuguese coach made reference to the fact that Arsenal’s last Premier League triumph came in the 2003-2004 campaign.
“I think is boring 10 years without a title,” Mourinho barbed, via the BBC. “That’s boring. If you support a club and you wait, wait, wait for so many years without a Premier League title, then that’s boring.”
Mourinho then went on to launch a thinly veiled attack on Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, too, as he made a pointed reference to his substitutions. “Maybe Arsenal’s fans were not singing to us,” he added. “When you want to win the game and you take your striker Olivier Giroud off maybe they want more, maybe they want Giroud and Theo Walcott up front.”
Mourinho also pointed to his Chelsea side’s statistics to dispel the myth that they were dull. “The boring team has got the second highest number of goals, has the best goal difference,” he continued. “Only Manchester City have scored more goals than us.”
So far this season, Chelsea have scored 65 goals in 33 games, while they also had 6 players in the PFA team of the year. John Terry, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanovic, Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic, and Diego Costa were each voted into the team, while there was huge controversy that Cesc Fabregas wasn’t included.
Meanwhile, Eden Hazard was awarded the PFA Player Of The Year accolade at a ceremony on Sunday evening, as recognition of the superb performances that he has put in throughout the campaign.
Chelsea only need to win their next two games against Leicester City and Crystal Palace to be awarded the Premier League title, which, if they do, will be the fifth league title in their history.
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