The Portuguese manager is certainly confident ahead of the Premier League champions’ title-defending campaign, believing that his senior side has no ‘fragilities’ that need addressing:
“You are speaking with the manager of the best team in England. We don’t have fragilities – we are a top team, we have top players,” as quoted by the Daily Star.
“We started training six days ago – we did 11 training sessions in six days.
“We don’t need other players – we trust these players, these players are good.”
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There has been minimal gossip on the Blues’ transfer grapevine since the end of their title-winning season, with Everton’s John Stones having recently emerged as perhaps the club’s only significant target.
However, 22-year-old centre-back Tomas Kalas put pen-to-paper on a new three-year contract with the west London giants earlier today – suggesting that Mourinho may have conceded defeat in his chase for the England international.
Chelsea succumbed to a shock defeat to Major League Soccer outfit New York Red Bulls on Thursday morning – a performance in which John Terry and new signing Begovic faced heavy criticism for their role in the 4-2 loss.
Falcao was in attendance for the defeat, but watched on from the sidelines – having only just met with his new team-mates earlier that day following an extended break due to his Copa America participation.