Ahead of Chelsea’s clash with Manchester United on Sunday, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea are top of the league due to our absence from Europe (which is obviously his fault).
Mourinho also insists Chelsea defend with 11 players.
“First of all, some guys are fresh, some guys are tired – that’s very important in football,” Mourinho said.
“But for some reason, they are top of the league. It’s not just because they are fresh. It’s also because they have individual quality and they have collective quality.
“They have a certain style of play, they stick to it, they do it very well.
“Not every team defends with 11 players and they defend with 11 players.
“Not every team is so objective in their counter attacks. They are very objective in the counter-attack and they have individual players out of the context of the game that can also resolve the problems. So they are a very strong team.”