On New Year’s Day, Chelsea suffered a humiliating 5-3 loss at the hands of Tottenham and Harry ‘King’ Kane. Prior to that, on December 28, 2014, Chelsea was held to a 1-1 draw with Southampton following a no-call in the penalty box for Cesc Fabregas. The former Arsenal captain was brought down by a challenge from Matt Targett in the 55th minute, but was cautioned instead for simulation by referee Anthony Mason.
When asked about the incident during his post-match news conference, Mourinho said:
“I think this is a result of something that looks like a campaign.
“After the game against West Ham [on Boxing Day], in a game that finished 2-0 and could have been four or five, Enner Valencia made a bad dive and all I hear at the end is an incident with Branislav Ivanovic. What is this?
“I do not make campaigns and this is not against me — this is against Chelsea. Against Chelsea, yes. In the last couple of weeks, the two most important things in my matches in my opinion: Filipe Luis and Eden Hazard could be now in hospital with broken legs. And people speak about Gary Cahill [diving] against Hull City.”
“Chelsea is playing very well since the beginning of the season. That is the only thing I concentrate on. We are top of the league because we deserve it and it is a consequence of what we did. I am so happy with my players.”
After 20 league games, Chelsea and Manchester City sit atop the English Premier League table on 46 points, 9 points clear of third place Manchester United. Now, Full FIFA has observed football trends and are almost positive Chelsea will come out on top because of the graphic below.
Jose Mourinho has won the league in four different countries (Portugal, England, Italy, Spain) and we believe he has the uncanny ability to reproduce that result. Whenever his club is leading the table entering the New Year, he ends up winning the league. So, for all Chelsea supporters, don’t worry, the league should be all yours.