Reuters “Of course we want the best possible results, but I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for players." - Jose Mourinho
Demba Ba, Fernando Torres, and Samuel Eto'o could only account for four goals, to date, which brings in much speculation that the Portuguese mentor may sign a reinforcement that can contribute immediately.
To make matters worse, loaning out Romelu Lukaku to Premier League rivals Everton seem to have been a terrible mistake, as the Belgian forward have already tallied 8 goals for the Toffees in the ongoing 2013/14 season.
Nevertheless, Mourinho remains firm that he will stick with his team in spite of the clamour to bring in an effective and efficient goalscorer.
"If we had eight-10-12 goals [from the strikers] we would be top of the league. That's a reality but my strikers give everything and the team works hard. What can you do more? We work, we keep working. That's the only way I know is to keep working." Mourinho told The Telegraph.
"Of course we want the best possible results, but I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for players. This is a period for the club and this is a period of my team where we have to try and improve the players we have and try to build a future."
"It is my squad. For good and for bad it is my squad. Of course it is not the perfect squad, but it is my squad and I work with them until the last day. To criticise does not help me. What do I win by criticising my players? I win nothing."
Is this a matter of Mourinho's ego getting in the way of Chelsea's success? You be the judge.