Jose Mourinho on Sky Sports

Mourinho admits he is ‘worried’ about Chelsea’s defence against ‘big’ sides

Jose Mourinho has expressed his continued concern about Chelsea’s defensive record this season.

Chelsea have enjoyed an impressive start to the new season and currently sit third in the Premier League, with manager Frank Lampard having been praised for handing opportunities to several of the club’s best prospects in his exciting young side.

Despite the club’s start, concerns remain about their defensive capabilities, already conceding 17 goals in their opening 12 fixtures including four on the opening day against Manchester United.

Speaking in his role as a pundit, Jose Mourinho admits he is ‘still worried’ about his former side at the back, Frank Lampard’s side taking on Man City in the first game after the international break.

“In the first weekend I was worried and I’m still worried with the big matches,” the Portuguese coach told Sky Sports.

“I think fantastic work. The kids coming into the team are fitting amazingly well with the top-class players like Willian and Kante.

“I think really, really great work by Frank. But, they lost twice against United, they lost against Liverpool at home. They conceded four goals against Ajax and I’m very, very curious to see Chelsea in the next match at the Etihad.

“I’m curious to see if they found that great empathy between the good football they play and the pragmatism that the top teams must have to play against top teams.

“When they find that I think they have a great team for the future. I don’t believe in them to finish top two, but I believe very seriously for them to finish top four.”

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