Chelsea attacker slams ‘jealous’ critics

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle has blasted critics of being jealous and that his team are extremely confident of winning the English Premier League as well as the UEFA Champions League, Express reports.

Jose Mourinho’s tactical nous guided Chelsea to a 2-0 away win over league leaders Liverpool, reopening the race for the title with Manchester City now favourites to overhaul the Merseysiders if they were to win their game in hand

The Blues have become the first team to prevent free-scoring Liverpool at Anfield since September, as Mourinho’s men held tight at the back to hit the Reds on the counter.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers criticized the Portuguese boss of parking “two busses”, highlighting the scale of Chelsea’s negative approach.

However, Schurrle believes the result was justified, also pointing to their 6-0 win over Arsenal as proof of the Blue’s attacking capabilities.

Winning is what matters,” he said. “It’s the most important thing.

“You can perfect football, lots of one-touch stuff, and you lose. But that’s not what you want – you want to win.

“There’s no point in playing well and losing. If our plan is to win playing this way, and we win, then it is perfect.

“If people look at us and say ‘Chelsea can’t play’ even when we win, it’s just because they’re jealous.”

The win is a nice boost ahead of Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final second leg tie with Atletico Madrid, with the first leg a 0-0 stalemate at the Vincent Calderon.