Jose Mourinho lashes out at Chelsea strikers

Jose Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea’s lack of killer instinct and admitted he may have to revert to the cautious approach of old after seeing his side suffer an extra-time defeat in the Capital One Cup quarter-final at the Stadium of Light.

Pegged back by a late equaliser from Fabio Borini, Chelsea were then sent crashing out by a 118th-minute winner from Sunderland substitute Ki Sung-yeung.

Mourinho was at a loss to explain the result but revealed he may have to consider a change of strategy to salvage their season.
‘I don’t want to become more defensive, but maybe the way to rectify the problem is to have a different approach,’ said the Chelsea manager. ‘If I want to win 1-0, then I can, because it is the easiest thing in football.

‘In this moment every game we don’t kill we are in trouble and sometimes we lose matches that we shouldn’t.

'We have to score goals and kill opponents and not just be dominant in every game and not just be the best team in every game but win matches. You have to win matches and not be the best team.

‘It keeps repeating itself, against Stoke, Everton, Newcastle and now against Sunderland. We score in the first minute of the second half, and if we score another, with all our chances, then it is goodbye. But we don’t and our opponents keep breathing.’