Jan 1, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT
Following his sides 3-0 win away at Southampton to bring in the New Year, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is content to stick with what he has at Stamford Bridge.
With his massive squad rotated to perfection over the past 10 days — Chelsea played four Premier League matches, winning three and grabbing a draw away at Arsenal — it’s hard to disagree with the ‘Special One.’
Some believe Chelsea need more firepower and rumors of Radamel Falcao joining the Blues in January have persisted for quite some time. However nothing could be further than the truth, if Mourinho’s post-game comments at Southampton are anything to go by.
‘The window is open and when it’s open anything can happen but we don’t think a lot is going to happen for us,” Mourinho said. “If somebody really wants to leave probably we have to bring in somebody but we are going to do things in a very calm way.”
With the likes of Oscar and Willian coming on to replace Andre Schurrle and Juan Mata against Saints, the two aforementioned Brazilians both grabbed a goal each from the bench and caused havoc in Chelsea’ New Year’s Day romp at St. Mary’s. Chelsea don’t really need any more big name players and, as their recent financial figures prove, they must buy wisely instead of splashing the cash needlessly.
On Tuesday the club revealed they lost $81.6 million for the 2013 fiscal year, and that will need to be dwindled down as the Financial Fair Play rules are stepped up by UEFA.
To fall in with those new guidelines, Mourinho will have to work with what he has (a very talented squad, let’s be honest) and he’s more than willing to do that, as his side continue their charge up the PL table as they sit just two points off the top spot.
“I know what I’m building and what we are building at the club,” Mourinho said. “Next summer will be a moment to make a couple of clinical buys and improve our team in that direction. We work and improve and try to bring the young players to a different level, and we are doing that quite successfully. We are not candidates to win the league, but we are always candidates to win the next match.”
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Apr 22, 2014, 9:14 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 6:28 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 4:55 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 4:47 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT
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Apr 22, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT
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