Chelsea boss rules out top four finish following Leicester defeat

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has come out to admit that his team will find it almost impossible to finish in the top four this season, Skysports reports.

The current Premier League champions have now registered their ninth lost of the campaign as they find themselves 16th on the table, a point above the relegation zone.

Mourinho revealed that his opponents were the better team and when asked whether the chances of a top four finish have gone, he replied that it is.

“Yes. Clearly, yes,” he said.

“They deserved to win because they were better than us during a longer period of time.

“I think we were the best team, I will say for 20 to 25 minutes, maximum 30 minutes.

“They were the best team for one hour.”

Goals from on-form Leicester pair Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were enough to register all three points against the Blues, with Loic Remy scoring a consolation goal to end the match 2-1.

Despite their shocking run of results, the fans are still backing Mourinho as the right person to lead the club out of their recent slump.

Even owner Roman Abramovich is believed to be siding with the Portuguese boss, but all that could change if results continue to go in this direction.