The two-week international break might end up becoming either a blessing or a nightmare for Chelsea. Managing to win only four points from four games in the Premier League after being lauded as favourites to retain the title, José Mourinho's side has been struggling with form collectively and individually. Still, the Chelsea manager remains confident in his team's capacity to get back on track.
"At the moment, we are losing matches and not getting results. But step by step we are going to be back on track.
"Three months ago we won the title and every success I have, I want more."
José Mourinho has also taken time to criticize the current football culture in which players get more distracted with off-the-pitch incidents, losing focus and hunger for the game.
"My feeling is that rugby is only about passion. Football is changing a lot and I cannot say the same."
-José Mourinho; source: Evening Standard
A comment is borne out of the frustrations of the season so far, perhaps.
Chelsea's next game is against Everton at Goodison Park. Even before the terrible start to the season, there were already plenty of juicy storylines to make this an interesting affair. No time like the present to rediscover the passion then.