Chelsea were ‘minus one out of 10’

Jose Mourinho criticised referee Martin Atkinson in the wake of Chelsea’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Newcastle United.


Chelsea star Willian has revealed that the side were happy with their draw against Newcastle United during the weekend after coming back from two goals down to finish the game 2-2, according to reports from the Daily Star.

“It was a very good performance and we deserved to win“, Perez told

To add to Mourinho’s confusion and concern came Gary Cahill’s refusal to accept there is a crisis of confidence in the Chelsea team.

“The reason I did not make substitutions at half-time was because I did not know which decisions to make.

It’s been hard, but you stick together through those times and I hope we go on from this”. “I laugh about it”. Through seven matches this season, Chelsea has lost three matches and conceded 14 goals.

Newcastle took the lead in the 41st minute when Ayoze Perez managed to find space between the Chelsea defenders and control a through ball, then making no mistake with his shot.

Asked if it was as bad as any he had seen in his time at the club, he replied: “For sure”.

“In the first half, from zero to 10, we were minus one – it was that bad”.

Mourinho said he had endured a few poor efforts at Chelsea and picked out a 3-0 defeat at Middlesbrough from 2006 – when Steve McClaren, Newcastle’s manager, was in charge of Boro.

“People need to take more responsibility, and I think we did that”.

However, the Portuguese manager insists there were too many poor individual performances.

Mourinho, who has never won in his six trips to Newcastle, praised the contributions of the pair after giving his other players a rating of minus-one for their first-half show.

Next up for Newcastle is a daunting trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City. This is an attitude of a team that wins nothing. But this is their problem. That is what we have to think and that is how we have to work.

“Sometimes I have the idea that we play with a lot of pressure on us because results are not going well”.


“I remember three games again after Arsenal and even after Old Trafford, saying, ‘Boys, we’ve got a team in here”.