Jose: PFA team ‘all-Chelsea’

Date published: Monday 27th April 2015 3:03

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The Team of the Year, as voted for by Premier League players, included six members of Chelsea’s first team; Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Gary Cahill, Nemanja Matic, Eden Hazard and Diego Costa.

The Blues boss maintained he has respect for the other five – David de Gea, Ryan Bertrand, Philippe Coutinho, Alexis Sanchez and Harry Kane – but the team lacks balance.

“There should have been more Chelsea players. All of them should have been Chelsea,” he said.

“I respect every player in that team and especially everyone that chose because they have the right to choose. Great players are in that team but also eight players are outside that team.

“Just one example is Cesc Fabregas, with the season he is having, the number of assists, the quality of his game. For him not to be there is strange.

“And that team wouldn’t win the Premier League. It has four defenders, Matic, and five to attack so it’s impossible. It’s a team without any balance and it is missing a midfield player.”

Attacker Hazard clinched this year’s PFA Player of the Year award at Sunday night’s ceremony in Mayfair and Mourinho spoke of his happiness for the Belgian.

“It’s more important for us to be champions but this is nice,” he said.

“Obviously I’m happy for him and I’m happy for every player that helped him to achieve the level he’s achieving this season, which made him win the Player of the Year.”

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