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Jose Mourinho: I am champion... I'm not feeling any pressure

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Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

The Chelsea boss was defiant after he watched his side lose again, this time 3-1 to Everton.

Steven Naismith struck a brilliant hat-trick as stuttering Barclays Premier League champions Chelsea crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Everton.

Naismith, a ninth-minute replacement for the injured Muhamed Besic, scored twice within moments of coming on as Everton turned up the heat on Jose Mourinho's out-of-form side.

Nemanja Matic pulled one back with a fine strike before half-time at Goodison Park but Naismith rewarded the hard-working Toffees by completing his treble after 82 minutes.

It was the first time a Mourinho Chelsea side had conceded a hat-trick and the result left them with just four points from five games.

Further frustration for Mourinho was that John Stones, the England centre-half he tried so hard to buy over the summer, was outstanding in Everton's back four.

But Jose wasn't backing down in his beliefs.

He told BT Sport: "I am champion, the players are the champions, the way they are playing is not as bad as the results but in every single game things are going against us.

"We have to cope with it, football is about results. It's easy to say and I agree completely, but results are too bad.

"I don't blame my players and I don't blame myself. I don't accept the results, I am responsible for the team, I am not happy with the situation and I am not happy with myself.

"I am with the players, I cannot be against them, I cannot have a bad feeling with them, that's what makes me happy. I am happy that tomorrow I have to face them again and train with them and prepare them for the next game.

"I am sorry, until somebody wins the league we are the champions.

"I am not feeling any pressure. The results are the worst results ever in my career. I am not happy but I am coping well with the situation. The priority is to keep doing what we are doing, the players are feeling enough sadness."