Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has said that the entire PFA Team of the Year should have been comprised entirely of Blues stars as he doubts the players that were picked could win the Premier League title, the Daily Mirror reports.
The Blues will wrap up another title with victory over strugglers Leicester City on Wednesday evening, and feels his players should have been better represented as they have dominated proceedings since day one.
A collection of Branislav Ivanovic, Gary Cahill, John Terry, Nemanja Matic, Player of the Year Eden Hazard and Diego Costa were all voted into the end of season award squad, alongside the likes of Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Liverpool’s Philippe Countinho, Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
But the Portuguese tactician said after the announcement was made that the entire POTY squad should have been made up of his players.
“Yes, all. I think so. But I know that this is the Chelsea manager speaking, and obviously I respect every one of the players in that team, and especially everyone that chose,” he said.
“The players from the other teams have the right to choose. Obviously great players were in that team, and great players were outside that team.
“But just as an example, the season Fabregas is doing, the number of assists and quality of his game – not to be there is a bit strange.
“And I think that team wouldn’t win the Premier League. Because that team is four defenders, Matic and only five to attack.
“So it’s a team without any balance. That team is missing a midfield player, and I think that midfield player should be Fabregas.
“But this is not important. I look now as a fan not a manager. It looks like I’m in a pub discussing things that aren’t important, because the important thing is to be champions.”