Jose Mourinho believes defeat to Crystal Palace leaves Chelsea with "no chance" of winning the Premier League title this season.
John Terry own goal condemned the Blues to a 1-0 loss at Selhurst Park
and, while they remain one point ahead of Liverpool and three ahead of
Manchester City at the top of the table, both of their main rivals can
now overtake them by winning their games in hand.
After the match
a dejected Mourinho admitted Tony Pulis' men were good value for their
victory and insisted the result kills Chelsea's hopes of winning their
first title since 2010.
"I think now we lose any chance of finishing first," he told Sportmasta Radio live. "Now we depend too much on other results.
today we lost three points, we lost against a team that was better than
us in terms of spirit and mentality. We can only blame ourselves.
think maybe they deserved a victory. We had good chances. Their keeper
made some good saves. We probably had the best chance of the first half.
"But their spirit, desire and commitment was stronger. Because of the spirit, they deserved the win."