Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea’s performances are more encouraging than their results and insists he is still “the man”.
The Blues suffered their second consecutive defeat on Saturday lunchtime when Steven Naismith’s hat-trick inspired Everton to a 3-1 victory at Goodison Park.
Chelsea have now made their worst start to a season since the 1988-89 season, but Mourinho hit back by reminding his critics that his team are the reigning champions.
He told BT Sport: “The players deserve much better than what they are getting.
“I know that now it is easy for everybody to criticise me and the players and say that ‘everything is wrong’. I completely disagree.
“I am the champion, the players are the champions. The way they are playing is not so bad as the results.
“I don’t think think there is a better manager than me to come to Chelsea and to do my job. That’s as simple as that. I’m the man for the job.
“I’m the man that gave so many good things for Chelsea. I’m the man.”
Mourinho insisted the current scrutiny on his side’s poor results does not bother him.
He added: “I’m not feeling under pressure. I’m feeling that the results are the worst results ever in my career and not adapted to what I feel is my quality, my status.
“The players are feeling enough frustration and sadness.
“The media can be critics, the supporters can be critics. That’s a right they have, especially for the ones with short memories they forgot that three months ago we won the title.
“That is football.”