Jose: I still sleep well at night

The Blues were dumped out of the Capital One Cup on penalties, losing to EPL counterparts Stoke City, meaning they have won just one of their last seven games in all competitions.

And despite exiting the cup competition, sitting 15th in the Premier League standings and facing charges of misconduct, Mourinho insists he is not feeling the pressure.

"My general situation is fantastic,” he said.

"I have a day off tomorrow, a fantastic family. I can sleep well every night. I'm going to enjoy my day and Thursday. It will be one more day like I have had in the last 15 years of my life - honest and dedicated.”

Arsenal great Thierry Henry feels Chelsea’s poor run is a result of Mourinho losing the dressing room, yet the Portuguese manager insists that is not the case.

"You honestly think the players are not with me? You think they didn't give everything to win the game? That's really sad, it's not sad for me, it's sad for the players,” he said.

"It's a lack of respect to the players, not to me, for me it would be a fantastic situation if the players are against me, then I can say, 'We aren't getting the results because the players are against me'.

"What some people write and say is really bad for the players, my players tried everything. I don't want to speak about last Saturday [against West Ham], but if anyone saw the second half, with 10 men, then they will see [what is written] is a lack of respect for the players."

Chelsea will hope to get back to winning ways this weekend, but find a tough opponent in rivals Liverpool, who are still in search of their first three points under new coach Jurgen Klopp.


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