Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reiterated his admiration regarding the quality of our squad as he prepares to face Arsene Wenger’s men on Sunday, The Evening Standard reports.
The Portuguese coach commended the strength and quality of our squad back in February during his much publicised appearance on Sky’s Goals on Sunday. Among many memorable comments, Mourinho questioned why Arsenal weren’t fighting at the top with Chelsea and Manchester City.
A run of eight Premier League wins in succession means that a victory on Sunday will move us to within seven points of Chelsea and cement our position in second place.
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“Their squad is incredible,” he told reporters.
“Incredible numbers and quality of players, and players for the same position. There are many, many alternatives. The squad is fantastic.”
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As the controversial POrtuguese is forced to comply with FFP rules at Chelsea, Mourinho has to carefully player trade which has been evident over the past few windows. The likes of Andre Schurrle, David Luiz and Juan Mata have been sold to free up finances which is a stark contrast to how they’ve previously operated.
It is therefore not a surprise to sense a slight envy of our situation from the Chelsea boss as he witnesses strengthening his squad without fear of FFP due to our self-sustainable model.