Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Team of the Year should be Chelsea players only, claims Mourinho

Six Blues players were named in the PFA's best XI for the 2014-15 season but the Portuguese believes the entire team should be made up of his league leaders
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes the PFA Premier League Team of the Year should have been made up entirely of his players.
Six Blues stars - Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Eden Hazard, Nemanja Matic and Diego Costa - made the final line-up, which was selected by top-flight footballers and released on Sunday.

And while Mourinho respects the decisions reached by the voting players, he believes his first-choice XI should have been recognised, and that the omitted Cesc Fabregas is the most deserving of a place.
Asked if there should have been more than six Chelsea players, he replied: "Yes. All of them. I think so. But I know that this is a Chelsea manager speaking and obviously I respect every one of the players that were in that team. And especially everyone that chooses. The players from the other teams have the right to choose.
"Great players were in that team and great players outside that team. This season Fabregas is doing the number of assists, the quality of his game and not to be there is a bit strange.
"I think that team wouldn't win the Premier League. It's a team without any balance. That team is missing a midfield player. I think that midfield player should be Fabregas."
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand - who had been on loan from Chelsea before sealing a permanent switch in January - Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez, Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho and Tottenham's Harry Kane made up the official line-up.

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