by Zenith Oduah & Agency Reports
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claimed that Arsenal were more deserving of the “boring” epithet after his team closed on the Premier League title with a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
Chelsea’s last seven league wins have come by a single-goal margin and they were taunted with chants of ‘Boring, boring Chelsea!’ as the clock wound down at the Emirates Stadium.
But with Chelsea now six points from the title, which Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal have not won since 2004, Mourinho said the home fans’ ire had been directed at the wrong side.
“Boring I think is 10 years without a title,” he said. “That’s very boring. You support the club and you’re waiting, waiting, waiting for so many years without a Premier League title, so that’s very boring.”
Warming to his theme, the Chelsea manager — who won two league titles in his first stint at Stamford Bridge — suggested Wenger had given up on winning the game by withdrawing striker Olivier Giroud with six minutes to play.