Jose Mourinho blamed Chelsea‘s Premier League title rivals for his team’s shock 3-0 loss to West Brom.Goals from Saido Berahino and Chris Brunt recorded a comfortable win for the Baggies, with Cesc Fabregas sent off in the 29th minute, with Mourinho insisting his players were lacking in intensity after sealing the title.
Instead, Mourinho pointed the finger at Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool for “letting us win the title so early” having already been held to a 1-1 draw with Liverpool eight days’ earlier.
“Football is to be played at maximum intensity and in our situation it’s not easy to do that,” Mourinho told reporters. “It’s not a big surprise. It happens when a team is champion with matches in hand.
“Bayern Munich lost the last three matches in the league, and when you’re champions so early it’s difficult to keep the motivation high.
“When you lose that salt and pepper of the competition it’s difficult to compete at the highest level. If I have to blame anybody, blame Man Utd, Man City, Arsenal and Liverpool for letting us win the title so early.”