The Portuguese boss thinks counter-attacking is the way to win.
After Chelsea’s disappointing 1-2 home defeat during their first Champions League match of the season to FC Basel, manager Jose Mourinho has hinted at a change in style.
The 50-year-old has admitted that whilst owner Roman Abramovich wants the team to play attractive, attacking football, that tactic is not currently working for the Blues.
“I feel we are going in one direction, which is the direction we want to be to play a certain kind of football, but the reality is we are not scoring,” Mourinho was quoted by the Mirror.
“But probably, if we play a defensive game and we just go on the counter-attack, probably we go there and score two or three goals.”
The boos that rung around Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night suggested that the honeymoon period for Mourinho’s second coming has already worn off.
Defeat to Everton in the Premier League on Saturday has not helped matters and the Portuguese boss clearly feels that it’s the tactics that need to change.
Many fans in west London have been confused by Mourinho’s continued refusal to play Juan Mata, despite the Spaniard being arguably the club’s best player last term.
The attacking midfielder featured in a mammoth 64 matches in 2012/13, but is yet to play 90 minutes so far this campaign and Mata could well be drafted in very soon.
Mourinho will need to turn things round quickly or face ruining the special relationship the coach has with the fans at the Bridge.
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