In the last nine matches, Chelsea have found themselves in a rather strange place in the Premier League table. At the moment the Blues are sitting at the 12th position with just 11 points; 10 points behind leaders Manchester City. But while the club haven't looked particularly good, yet, José Mourinho believes it is too soon to make presumptions based on the club's current standings.
"We used to say that half of the championship, end of December, you get a better picture."
"Everybody will have played 19 matches. Half way is a good moment to look at the table, but every moment means something."
"I like my team to win the next match. I don't want to speak about the table. Next objective is to win [today]."
Meanwhile, Mourinho shared his feeling on West Ham's recent form, which have them at fourth place in the table, and Slaven Bilic's work in the club.
"At this moment [West Ham] are where they are, not because someone gave them something, but because they played for it."
"West Ham are doing very well. I think Slaven [Bilic] is doing phenomenal work. The results are there, and I like him very much as a coach."
-José Mourinho; Source: The London Evening Standard
Led by arguably the best transfer of the season so far in Dimitri Payet, West Ham away might be one of the hardest challenges on Chelsea's schedule for the first half of this season. While three points are always welcome no matter how the club performs, it would be great if the Blues follow their good performance against Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League with a good showing in the EPL on Saturday.