Chelsea deserve to be top of the league says Jose Mourinho

Heading into the festive period, Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea deserve to be leading the way as the year comes to a close. The Portuguese tactician’s side have topped the table for the entirety of the season and currently maintain a three point lead over closest neigbours, Manchester City.

Ahead of the game against West Ham:

“I think Chelsea deserve to be top of the league. Chelsea deserve to be top of the league,” Mourinho said.

“You know, I think both teams are different than last season. We are a better team. We have more creativity, more goals, more attacking dynamic. West Ham are also a better team. They are not a team just in this moment not to concede. They also try to score goals. After us, West Ham [deserve to be top].

He added: “Because to be fourth for a team that everybody was expecting them to fight for survival, to fight to keep the last third of the table, I think is a fantastic achievement. Really. Very good.”

An interesting statistic shows that the last three times Chelsea were top during Christmas – 2004, 2005 and 2009 – they have gone on to win the league that same season. Is anyone willing to bet against Mourinho’s side?