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Final whistle verdict: We deserved more

Jose Mourinho expressed his disappointment following our 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth and said he felt his side's display warranted a better result.

The visitors took all three points courtesy of a late goal by substitute Glenn Murray, who looked to be in an offside position when he headed home from close range.

Earlier on in the second half we were denied a penalty when Diego Costa’s cross was handled inside the penalty area by Bournemouth defender Simon Francis

The Blues boss felt there were positives to take from the manner in which his players performed, particularly in the second half.

‘We don’t deserve this result,’ said Mourinho. ‘If in the first half we were a bit passive and didn’t press enough, and were not intense with or without the ball, in the second half we did. We created problems and in our best period, when everybody was waiting for our goal, they go and score.

'Yes it was a penalty (the handball) and the goal was offside but the referee made a mistake and the linesman made a mistake. That’s football.

‘We had enough chances and more than that we had a lot of half chances where we couldn’t touch the ball, which is disappointing. All these crosses from the right side, not long crosses, short ones by Ivanovic, Pedro, Willian, you have to touch the ball in the face of the goal and then there is no chance for the keeper.

‘The only time we had contact was the Matic one, which was difficult for him because of the mask and the cross was really fast. The other ones, the short and low ones, if you are in the box you have to attack the ball. They are big chances we have to score.’

The manager tried to explain why the team are struggling for consistency

‘I explain the inconsistency by unlucky details, you cannot have bigger details than one penalty which was not given and an offside goal that decides the game. We are always unlucky in these little details. It’s also to do with individual inconsistency. When you get good momentum and good consecutive results it’s because we have stability in performances, we had a couple today where you expect more, need more and they didn’t give enough.’

For now, his focus is simply on the next game, which is against Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday

‘Before the game I was still thinking we can finish in the top four. Everybody is losing points. Only Leicester are consistent in victories, they keep winning and winning. I’m really disappointed with the result, not so disappointed with the performance but very disappointed with the result. Let’s think about winning the next game and forget about targets because to fix targets with our inconsistency is difficult.’

Mourinho was asked whether we will be active in the January transfer window

‘I feel we don’t have the right to ask the club for players, I don’t think so. We started the season with this squad, we have to do better, the players have to do better. It’s more about that than the club going to the market. People must take responsibility. The owner and the board are not responsible for the bad moment, the responsibility is mine and the players’.’
 

- Jose Mourinho's post-match interview with Chelsea TV can be viewed below

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