After Chelsea’s early-season woes manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that teams no longer fear the Londoners anymore.
The Blues have lost four league games already, one more than they did in the whole of last season – their worst start to a top-flight campaign for 37 years.
“One thing is to go to a stadium where there is a huge percentage of defeats for the away team. Another thing is to go to a stadium where the home team in the last four games has won only once. I really believe every team coming to Stamford Bridge doesn’t fear us. They think they can get a result,” he told reporters.
“Every game is a must-win game for different reasons. In my approach every game is a must-win game and when we don’t win there is always a disappointment or a frustration.
”Villa are a team that lost very important players. The manager is trying to rebuild after losing the two most important players of the team.
“They are a team not getting the best results. I don’t believe in a couple of months they will be in this position, just like I don’t believe Chelsea will be in this position in a few months.
”We cannot run away from the reality of the Premier League table before the game starts. The numbers are very cruel but they are objective and we need points.”
Chelsea hosts Aston Villa tomorrow at Stamford Bridge.