Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted that he has no intention of asking the board for transfer funds to strengthen his squad in January.
Speaking to the media at his press conference on Friday, as reported by Sky Sports, the Portuguese tactician revealed his belief that the players currently at his disposal will be more than enough to guide the club to a top-four finish.
His statement comes despite the fact that his side are currently in 16th place in the Premier League table and remain 11 points adrift of Manchester United who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot.
Having lost seven of 12 games so far this year ahead of this weekend’s clash with Norwich City, Mourinho conceded that he is grateful for the support shown by owner Roman Abramovich, as noted by Sky Sports, but it remains to be seen how much more time he is given.
The 52-year-old remains confident that they can start their revival on Saturday afternoon, as they look to begin their ascent up the table and start to put pressure on their rivals.
However, that is easier said than done given that they have shown signs of doing so previously including a comfortable win over Aston Villa last month, only to then fall back into trouble as they continue to lack consistency in their performances and results.
The players have undoubtedly played a significant part in that struggle, with the likes of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard failing to have the same level of influence that they did last season.
Fabregas hit back at critics last week by insisting that the players were still behind the coach and that the top players at the club have to deal with criticism in the same way that they do when they receive praise, as reported by Sky Sports.
Nevertheless, the key now is to rediscover their best form and start to string positive results together in order to prove that Mourinho is right in his assertion that they are fine as they are.